Oregon cheese maker looks to trademark Tillamook name

02/6/2004 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

The Tillamook County Creamery Association has moved to trademark the Tillamook name and require numerous other companies to remove the name from their products. Since Tillamook is the name of a county where the cheese and other products bearing the Tillamook name are produced, opponents say it is unfair to trademark the name of a place. But proponents say products such as Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Hershey's Candies have already set a precedent.

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