Oklahoma State, New Mexico State settle mascot dispute

Oklahoma State and New Mexico State resolved their dispute of the Aggies using a mascot that was similar to the one used by the Cowboys, according to the Associated Press.

Oklahoma State uses a mascot called “Pistol Pete,” which is based on a real cowboy named Frank Eaton.

Oklahoma State sued New Mexico State in federal court in October asking NMSU to stop using the mascot, claiming it had trademarked the image since 1930 and that NMSU infringed on that trademark. NMSU has used the "Classic Aggie” since the early 1970s.

An agreement between the two schools will now have NMSU pay Oklahoma State $10 a year to continue using "Classic Aggie" on limited items sold through the the school’s bookstore or website.

NMSU will not be allowed to used the image or mascot in connection with its athletic programs or in student recruiting. New Mexico State can sell or give away a maximum of 3,000 items as gifts with the "Classic Aggie" logo.

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