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April 27, 1998
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April 27, 1998

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The Salt Lake City Triple A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins is called the Buzz, is owned by Joe Buzas, is based in the Beehive State and—in keeping with the apiarian theme—has a blue-and-gold bee mascot named Buzzy. Georgia Tech, whose teams are known as the Yellow Jackets, also has a blue-and-gold bee for its mascot, one that goes by the handle Buzz.

Last month Buzas filed suit against Tech, asking a judge in Salt Lake City to rule that Buzas's club isn't infringing on trademarks that the university obtained in 1987 and '88 for the Buzz word. Tech countersued on April 3, accusing the Buzz of infringement. That charge has Buzas, well, mad as a hornet. "We're known all over the country as the Buzz," he says. Joe, here's the buzz outside Utah: We've never heard of you.

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