Exxon, BP End 80-Year Squabble Over 'Esso' Name

By Y. Peter Kang (February 9, 2016, 8:04 PM EST) -- A Missouri federal judge on Monday signed off an agreement between energy giants ExxonMobil Corp. and BP PLC that would allow Exxon to again use the "Esso" gas station trademark in the 15 states where it was barred by a Depression-era injunction.

The parties agreed to end the dispute after Exxon filed a suit in December seeking a modified injunction that would allow it to use the Esso mark in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming, according to a stipulation filed with the court.

U.S. District Judge Carol E....

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