URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- The University
of Illinois and a group dedicated to the former Chief Illiniwek mascot have
reached a settlement over the use of the symbol's name and image.
Under this week's deal
the Honor the Chief Society can host activities related to the mascot but for
the most part won't be able to use the name "Chief Illiniwek" or the
The university stopped
using the mascot in 2007 under NCAA pressure. But the school owns trademarks
for the name and image.
threatened legal action in 2010 to stop Honor the Chief events in which a
student dressed as the chief.
Society co-founder Roger
Huddleston told The News-Gazette he's relieved by the settlement.
Robin Kaler says the settlement clarifies what the group can do.
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