Anderson to Drop 'Rocky II' Tag

Anderson to Drop 'Rocky II' Tag

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Mayor Rocky Anderson says he has notified a movie studio that he will quit using the tag "Rocky II (two)" on any further re-election campaign literature or advertisements.

"Rocky II" is a 1979 movie made by the studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer/United Artists.

On Friday, Anderson sent a letter to the studio's trademark attorney Michael Moore to say he would remove the Rocky II slogan from a digital billboard in Salt Lake City.

Also, the campaign has discontinued production of bumper stickers with the "Rocky II" slogan.

Mayor challenger Frank Pignanelli's campaign manager, Dallis Nordstrom, in July called the M-G-M attorney to alert him that Anderson was using the film title in his campaign.

Anderson says use of the slogan was meant to be temporary and that his letter to Moore solves the trademark issue.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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