TEMPLE UNIVERSITY has asked a Canadian high school to stop using an owl mascot that looks very much like its own. Temple officials said Thursday that the school in Kelowna, British Columbia, has agreed to change its symbol.
The Kelowna Daily Courier reported that the local high school's scowling bird was virtually identical to Temple's Hooter the Owl.
Kelowna Secondary School began using the symbol in 2002, after Temple had trademarked its image. It's not clear how the mascots ended up looking alike.
Temple became aware of the problem only recently and notified Kelowna about 2 weeks ago. A Temple spokeswoman said the university appreciates the school's swift response.
Temple's owl mascot stems from its roots as a night school.
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