Okla. St., New Mexico St. End Fight Over 'Pistol Pete' Mascot

Law360, New York (December 4, 2014, 5:56 PM EST) -- Oklahoma State University has agreed to drop a trademark lawsuit claiming New Mexico State University was infringing the logo for its "Pistol Pete" mascot, granting the school a limited license to use a look-alike cowboy character.

The lawsuit, filed in October, was the latest in the long, strange history of "Pete," a gun-toting cartoon caricature of real-life gunslinger Frank Eaton. OSU appears to own the trademark on it, and has been using the logo since 1930, but NMSU seems to have also used a nearly identical design and name from the 1960s to the 2000s, and still uses the image from...

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