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The board also eliminated many of the free PATH train passes that are given to employees and retirees.

VERMONT

Kale artist to challenge ruling on trademark

BURLINGTON A Vermont man who prints T-shirts urging people to “Eat more kale” has six months to challenge a trademark ruling against him.

The Chick-fil-A restaurant chain says folk artist Bo Muller-Moore’s T-shirt infringes on its trademarked “Eat mor chikin” slogan.

The Burlington Free Press reports that the Atlanta-based company filed a letter of protest Tuesday with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The office then issued a preliminary decision saying there’s a likelihood that people would confuse the sources of the two phrases, thinking they come from the same place.

Mr. Muller-Moore’s attorney says there’s nothing in the decision that makes him rethink his client’s own application for a trademark.

Mr. Muller-Moore has been making and selling the “Eat more kale” T-shirts and other items for more than a decade.

CALIFORNIA

Yahoo! websites to get do-not-track tool

SAN FRANCISCO Yahoo! on Thursday said it will soon add a tool to its websites that will enable visitors to signal that they don’t want their online activity tracked for ad targeting or other ends.

The California-based Internet pioneer promised to deploy a “Do Not Track solution” across its global network, including online advertising units Right Media and interclick, by midyear.

“This site-wide DNT mechanism will provide a simple step for consumers to express their ad-targeting preferences to Yahoo!” the company said in a release that did not provide details on how the tool would work.

Yahoo! said it would provide privacy innovation in a way that continued to allow free online services supported by advertising.

Yahoo! said it “looks forward to continuing the dialogue with policymakers to discuss common-sense solutions that protect user privacy while maintaining the free Internet model.”

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