A man who managed to trademark the name of the county he lives in says he’s decided to give the trademark to the county council.
Michael Stinson caused a stir among county officials when they first learned that he had trademarked the word “Haliburton” last week.
As an owner of the trademark, Stinson would have been allowed to collect royalties from anyone selling merchandise with the name “Haliburton” on it.
Stinson says he decided to pass the trademark on to the town after he says the situation was “blown way out of proportion,” adding that he always had the county’s best interests at heart.
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