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MLB TO DONATE MORE MONEY TO LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

     MLB responded to a report last week that MLB was "cracking
down" on copyright infringement by Little League teams and
amateur adult leagues by requiring them to pay an additional $6
fee to wear uniforms with "big-league nicknames."  The league
issued a statement Friday that not only will Little League teams
not be required to pay the fee, but that MLB would also "donate
more money to youth baseball than it receives in royalties on
licensed products sold to youth teams" (Kathy Reakes, FLORIDA
TODAY, 2/18).  Acting MLB Commissioner Bud Selig:  "It is Major
League Baseball's intent to encourage Little League clubs and
other youth baseball clubs to use the names of Major league
teams, not discourage it" (MLB).  MLB Properties VP & General
Counsel Don Gibson:  "It's not a money issue.   It's a matter of
trademark use.  If you don't protect your trademark, you risk
losing it" (USA TODAY, 2/20).
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