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University of Utah, HBO in flap over logo

School demands that network remove its logo from polygamous show

The University of Utah says the HBO series “Big Love” can’t use the school’s name or logo without its permission.

University officials say they learned an episode of the show displayed a document with the school name and logo. They say the document made it seem like the university is affiliated with the program about a fictitious polygamous family that lives in a Salt Lake City suburb.

University President Michael K. Young says Collegiate Images, the university’s agent, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to HBO, demanding the logo be removed from the episode and not be used in the future.

HBO said it was confident that nothing in the program violates anyone’s rights and that it “will be responding in due course.”

– The Canadian Press