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Man registered infringing Penn State domain names after being sued, university says

WILLIAMSPORT — The 80-year-old owner of Sports Beer Brewing Co. reportedly has registered website domain names containing “Penn State” as the university’s trademark infringement suit against him winds through federal court.

In a filing Monday in U.S. Middle District Court the university identifies the new sites as “pennstatenittany.beer” and “pennstatehappyvalleybeer.com.”

Paul L. Parshall of Naples, Fla., contends he has obtained trademarks that give him the right sell beer, cigars and other items using the names of numerous professional and college teams.

Penn State last year filed suit when he claimed he owned the trademarks for Penn State Nittany Beer, Penn State Nittany Brewing and Penn State Nittany Cigars.

Parshall, who is representing himself, contends the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted him a registration mark for Penn State Nittany Beer but the university says his application was rejected.

Penn State’s suit seeks an injunction to stop the alleged trademark infringement

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Oklahoma names Spencer Rattler starting quarterback entering 2020 college football season

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The Spencer Rattler era has officially arrived at Oklahoma after Sooners coach Lincoln Riley announced Tuesday that the redshirt freshman will be the team’s starting quarterback to begin the 2020 season. Rattler entered preseason camp as the favorite to replace Jalen Hurts at the position but faced a worthy challenger in redshirt sophomore Tanner Mordecai, who dealt with a hamstring injury during preseason camp.

“It’s been a little bit different competition,” Riley said. “Spencer, I think, has played very well and is certainly very deserving of it. Disappointed for Tanner Mordecai. He had to end up missing 70 to 75% of fall camp, which obviously severely limited his reps or true opportunities to really go play his best ball and have a shot at it. That’s football.”

Rattler is a former five-star prospect who ranked as the top quarterback and No. 11 overall player in the class of 2019,

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University of Maryland names an academic department after the American abolitionist

The University of Maryland has honored Harriet Tubman by renaming an academic department after her.



Harriet Tubman posing for the camera: American abolitionist Harriet Tubman.


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American abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

“It is my honor to announce a major milestone in our university’s history: the first honorific naming of an academic department at UMD, the Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies,” UMD president Darryll J. Pines said in a letter on Friday.

The American abolitionist and activist was born into slavery, but escaped. She later organized and carried out missions to free other enslaved Black people in the United States.

“Historically, Black women have played a brave and critical role in social justice. Harriet Tubman’s life and her dedication to freedom and equality speaks directly to the department’s mission, now and in the years ahead,” Pines said.

The university department is renown for its “unique concentration in Black feminist thought and intersectionality,” Pines said,

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Oakland County Names Winners Of Online Coronavirus Safety Contest

OAKLAND COUNTY, MI — Four Oakland County residents this week were named winners of the ‘Oakland Together’ COVID-19 Safety Video and Art Contest.

The winners were chosen by a public vote and created videos and art projects that delivered the message that everyone should do their part to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“Oakland County is so fortunate to have such wonderfully talented artists and story tellers in our midst,” Oakland County Executive David Coulter said. “Their collective message is simple and to the point. We have an obligation to our families, those we care about, our coworkers, classmates and friends, and even those we don’t know to wear a facial covering to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.”

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Destination XL Names Ujjwal Dhoot Chief Marketing Officer

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Destination XL Group Inc. has promoted chief digital officer Ujjwal Dhoot to chief marketing officer, effective Aug. 2.

In this new position, Dhoot will oversee all aspects of DXL’s brand positioning, performance marketing, creative strategy and lifecycle marketing for the company’s 320 stores, e-commerce business and mobile app.

Dhoot joined the Canton, Mass.-based big and tall men’s retailer in December 2019, and served as head of marketing on an interim basis during the pandemic.

“At DXL, we pride ourselves on offering an exceptional fit and brand selection focused solely on the big and tall customer, as well as our best-in-class in-store experience and the close personal relationships that exist with our associates and guests,” he said. “As we evolve digitally, we will expand upon those key attributes, leveraging data and insights to build an even greater understanding of our guests to drive focused

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