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UI says new bar violates trademark

IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- A new Iowa City bar is fighting to keep its name.

Hawkeye Hideaway Pub & Grill opened about a month ago, but a week later got a letter from the University of Iowa's lawyers saying they were infringing on the school's traderights.

The letter reasons that because the bar uses "hawkeye" as well as the school colors, the public will view them as affiliated with the university.

Hawkeye Hideaway manager, Kevin Grimm says the company has sent a rebuttal letter to the university's lawyers, but has not received a reply.

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