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Who owns the rights to the names of Yosemite's historic sites?




The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park.
The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park's natural wonders are world-renowned. There's Half Dome, El Capitan, Bridal Veil Falls. And the park's man-made attractions— like Curry Village, Badger Pass and the Ahwahnee Hotel— carry just as much name recognition. 

But there's a dispute going on about who actually owns the trademark rights to those names. Robert Gammon, editor of the East Bay Express, joins Take Two for more on the disagreement over the names of Yosemite's iconic sites.