Rutgers Logo Trademark

In this Oct. 20, 2018 file photo, Northwestern cornerback Montre Hartage, left, deflects a pass as Rutgers wide receiver Shameen Jones tries to make the catch in the end zone during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Piscataway, N.J. New Jersey's flagship university has asked a high school in northern Louisiana to change its logo because it's identical to the block "R'' that Rutgers has trademarked. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — New Jersey's flagship university has asked a high school in Louisiana to change its logo because it's identical to the block "R'' that Rutgers has trademarked.

Lincoln Parish Schools official Ricky Durrett tells the Courier News of Bridgewater the company that manages Rutgers' brand requested Ruston High School stop using it.

Rutgers says the high school has 10 years to replace the logo on gear, social media platforms and on the school's website.

Rutgers spokeswoman Dory Devlin says the university addresses trademark infringement issues to avoid confusion among brands and to ensure its logos are used for their intended purpose.

Durrett says Ruston Bearcats supporters frequently purchased Rutgers Scarlet Knights athletics gear and apparel for the logo.

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Information from: Courier News (Bridgewater, N.J.)