NC Tribe Settles TM Claims Over Anheuser-Busch Store Ads

By Andrew Westney (July 5, 2016, 8:44 PM EDT) -- The chairman of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina said Friday that the tribe had agreed to resolve its claims that Anheuser-Busch LLC and one of its distributors had used the tribe's trademarks without permission to promote and sell alcoholic beverages in exchange for a "sizable donation" from the distributor.

Lumbee Chairman Harvey Godwin said during his State of the Tribe address that the tribe had reached an agreement with Anheuser-Busch and R.A. Jeffreys Distributing Co. LLC after the tribe sued the companies in federal court in June over a series of in-store advertisements that used the tribe's logo mark and...

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