Surf City v. Surf City

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Santa Cruz, Calif., calls itself Surf City USA. But so does Huntington Beach, Calif., which obtained a trademark for the phrase in May. Now lawyers for Huntington Beach have ordered Santa Cruz to stop using the nickname. The demand did not stop a Santa Cruz shop from selling 85 banned T-shirts over the weekend.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

So you've made up your mind to head for Surf City, USA. Now you just have to figure out where that is. Santa Cruz, California, calls itself Surf City USA. But so does Huntington Beach, California, which got a trademark for the cliché in May. Now lawyers for Huntington Beach have ordered Santa Cruz to it. Their demand came in last Friday and it did not stop a Santa Cruz shop from selling 85 banned T-shirts over the weekend. It's MORNING EDITION.

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