Demonstration planned as Vail Resorts CEO arrives in Park City
July 11, 2016
One of the prominent opponents of the Vail Resorts' application to trademark the name 'Park City' as it applies to a mountain resort plans to lead a demonstration on Wednesday afternoon outside the Marsac Building.
Dana Williams, who served three terms as the mayor of Park City ending in early 2014, scheduled the demonstration to coincide with a closed-door meeting between City Hall officials and Vail Resorts, the Colorado-based owner of Park City Mountain Resort. Rob Katz, the chairman and CEO, of Vail Resorts is anticipated to attend.
The demonstration is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. in the parking lot on the south side of the Marsac Building. Williams said the demonstrators will press City Hall to file a formal opposition to the trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The municipal government has already filed paperwork indicating it is considering a formal opposition.
Williams said the concept of Vail Resorts securing a trademark for the 'Park City' name is "unacceptable to us as a community" regardless of the limited scope of the application. He said there is broad opposition to the trademark application.
"I think it's important to show him this isn't just a fringe," Williams said about the opponents.
Williams said he anticipates more than 100 people will attend the demonstration.
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