OKOBOJI, Iowa (AP) -- The University of Oregon and an Iowa school district are resolving a trademark dispute sparked by the use of a Nike-designed O emblem.

The Sioux City Journal reports the Eugene, Ore., university has relented in its insistence that Okoboji schools stop using the logo within a year.

Oregon contacted the district in December 2012 after becoming aware that Okoboji's maroon O looked nearly identical to the university's O, which was designed by shoe and apparel company Nike. The Oregon O has gained national recognition as the Ducks have built a football powerhouse known for its flashy uniforms.

Okoboji has unveiled a new logo featuring a bearded pioneer wearing a raccoon-skin hat. Superintendent Gary Janssen says the district will replace the O on uniforms and elsewhere over five years.

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