Union Pacific, Lionel Settle Model Train Dispute
Omaha, Neb., September 15, 2006 Union Pacific announced today that it has entered into an agreement allowing Lionel Electric Trains, the 106 year-old maker of model trains, to continue the use of Union Pacific’s logos and trademarks on its products.
"We’re very happy to have worked out an agreement with Lionel. They have made high-quality model trains for almost as long as we’ve been running the real ones, and our new agreement resolves any concerns we had with their doing so in the future," Bob Turner, Union Pacific’s senior vice president, Corporate Relations said.
Jerry Calabrese, Lionel CEO, added, "Union Pacific is not only one of the most important companies involved in modern transportation, but one of the true icons of American history. Lionel is very pleased to have reached this agreement, which resolves any differences we may have had as to how both of us protect our respective brands and future needs."
The agreement is subject to Court approval.
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Lionel LLC is one of the world's leading marketers of model trains and accessories. Established in 1900, the Lionel name is the most widely recognized brand in the toy train industry and one of the most recognized brands in America. Lionel has been at the center of every major innovation in toy train manufacturing and marketing since its inception.
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