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Chevron drops trademark lawsuit against Lawrence company that owns Salina gas station

January 4, 2012

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Chevron has dropped a federal trademark infringement lawsuit against a Lawrence company that owns a Salina gas station.

In the suit filed in November, Chevron accused the I-70 Hotel Corp. of not fully removing and continuing to display “distinctive red and black Texaco color patterns” that are under trademark at the station at 1846 N. Ninth St. in Salina. 

Chevron owns the rights to Texaco’s marks after purchasing the company and still uses the Texaco brand. The Salina station was once a Texaco station until its agreement for a Texaco fuel supply was terminated, according to the lawsuit.

“It was always our preference to resolve this issue without litigation,” said Sean Comey, a Chevron spokesman. “When the property owner took the necessary steps to comply with the law, we dropped the lawsuit.”

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