Washington (AP) --
The Supreme Court won't decide who really owns the initials "SC" when it comes to college sports: the University
of Southern California or the University of South Carolina.
The high court on Monday, Oct. 3 refused to hear an appeal from South
Carolina, which wanted to trademark a baseball cap logo with the
The Trojans already have a trademark on a version of "SC" and
say the Gamecocks' symbol looks too much like theirs. The
California school says it has sold tens of millions of dollars of
apparel with "SC" on it, while South Carolina only wanted to
start using those initials on baseball caps in 1997.
Courts have rejected South Carolina's trademark.
The case is University of South Carolina v. University of
Southern California, 09-1270.