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Cincy Casino sued by Ohio State University over name

The Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati wants to hold their concert venue named “The Shoe.” However, the Ohio State University does not seem happy with the whole situation. The Shoe is the nickname for Ohio State University’s football stadium. They believe that the casino around 2 hours south contends with it for business. The football stadium of the Ohio State University at times holds concerts as well, when it is not being used for sports. At present, the Buckeyes are the No. 2 ranked college football team in the nation.
Earlier this month, the Ohio State University filed the trademark case the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, said AP. The casino tried to register “The Shoe” as a trademark back in 2013. In the year 2016, the Ohio State registered “The Shoe” as a trademark.

This case comes a little after the Caesars Entertainment, which owned a piece of the casino, declared that they are leaving the Ohio casino market. They would no longer manage the properties in Cleveland and in Cincinnati. Rock Gaming of Dan Gilbert that owns the casinos outright is all set to be renamed by the middle of next year.
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