Yosemite naming rights dispute inspires bill to protect state parks

A bill to protect California's state parks and against trademark disputes, like the one Yosemite National Park is currently involved in, is making its way through the Legislature. 

The National Parks Service (NPS) recently asked a federal trademark board to cancel trademarks obtained by the company that previously ran Yosemite's hotels, restaurants and outdoor activities. That means Yosemite's stone and timber hotel will no longer be called "The Ahwahnee," in addition to other changes.