I can't believe stuff like this. Seems the names should be considered owned by the public and the concessionaire is allowed to use
the name for the businesses. Why did the park service sell the trademark in the first place?
I don't know the results but would rather see the old names used. Is there a reason why they couldn't renamed all those places with original Indian names? When I researched Yosemite to write The Old Coulterville Trail, I found most of the names were based off Indian names that were taylored to the English language. "The local indigenous tribe of Paiute Indians that occupied Yosemite Valley called it Awooni or Owwoni [Ahwahnee] and referred to themselves as the Ah-wah-ne-chee [Ahwaneechee or Awahnichi], which meant the people of the Awooni"
. Even the name Yosemite was changed. Why let a business get the best of the public if forced to change names. As far as the Badger Ski resort, I'll bet the Indians had a name for that area as well. In the 1920's my dad was taught that Yo Semity was the name of the park.
I flat don't like to change national park names that have been in place for years but if forced to, go back to the root names?
Maybe they'd argue the Indian names too closely match the English version? All BS IMO.