- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - A nonprofit that manages the Detroit RiverWalk says a judge who applied to trademark the name of the popular city attraction has agreed to relinquish his claim.

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy says in a statement its representatives met with Wayne County Probate Judge Terrance Keith and he “expressed tremendous support for our work” and intends for the conservancy to benefit from the trademarks.

The Associated Press left a message Thursday seeking comment from Keith.

Keith filed trademark applications last month with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the names “the Detroit RiverWalk” and “RiverWalk Detroit.” The Detroit News reports he hoped to profit from sales of merchandise promoting the attraction.

The conservancy raises funds for construction, operation and security of public spaces along the Detroit River.




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