A high school in Louisiana is being forced to change its cherry “R” logo because of copyright law and a push from Rutgers University.
According to a report from KETV, Rutgers reached out to Ruston High School several months ago about the misuse of the cherry “R” logo. The university owns rights to that logo and is forcing the Louisiana school to create a new one.
“It was probably late January, early February, a representative from Rutgers contacted me about that they’ve seen on social media and some places where we were using that was Rutgers’ that they had trademarked it,” said Ricky Durrett, athletic director of Lincoln Parish Schools.
Per the report, Ruston will phase out that “R” logo from all school branding over the next 10 years. The high school will begin working on a new logo in August.