NW arts

NW arts
8:58 am
Sun May 6, 2012

Montana 'Last Best Place' slogan permanently protected

A roundup of bison in March near Yellowstone National Park in Montana.
The Associated Press

HELENA, Mont. — Sen. Max Baucus says the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to permanently deny any trademark application for the well-known Montana slogan "Last Best Place."

The phrase was first popularized as the title of a 1988 anthology co-edited by writers William Kittredge and Annick Smith.

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