Texas Opposes DRT Trademarking "The Alamo"

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    Frank Heinz, NBCDFW.com

    The state of Texas is opposing an attempt by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to trademark the phrase "The Alamo."

    The state argued in a brief filed Friday with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that it is the rightful owner of the trademark. The state says the Daughters' application would likely cause confusion.

    The Dallas Morning News reports that Houston attorney Paul Van Slyke filed the opposition on behalf of Gov. Rick Perry's office.

    After finding out the Daughters -- longtime custodians of the state-owned Alamo -- had filed for the trademark, the state had asked for a time extension to look into the matter.

    The Daughters now have until Sept. 1 to answer the state's opposition. A call to the Daughters' president general was not immediately returned Monday.