New Online Newspaper in St. Louis Can Use ‘Globe-Democrat’ Moniker

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A settlement has been reached that will allow a new online newspaper in St. Louis to use the Globe-Democrat name.

Financial terms of the settlement announced Monday were not disclosed. But officials with the online site say the publisher of a print newspaper called the Globe-Democrat, Steve DeBellis, has agreed not to pursue a trademark infringement lawsuit against Dan Rositano and the Globe-Democrat.com Web site.

The Web site launched Sunday.

The daily St. Louis Globe-Democrat ceased publication in 1986 after 134 years. DeBellis discovered the trademark had been abandoned years later and changed the name of his bi-monthly newspaper to the Globe-Democrat in 1994.

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