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2 Towns Locked In Trademark Battle Over Pierogi Festival Name

A pierogi war has broken out between two communities. A suburban Chicago chamber of commerce wants the Edwardsville Pierogi Festival in Pennsylvania to drop its name like a hot potato, threatening a trademark infringement lawsuit. Lawyers for the Whiting Pierogi Fest in Whiting, Ind., recently sent a letter to the Edwardsville Hometown Committee demanding it stop using the trademarked name or pay royalties for its use.

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Corrected: August 4, 2017 at 12:00 AM EDT
A previous headline incorrectly described both towns as being in the Midwest. Edwardsville, Pa., is not.