North Carolina State Wolfpack and Nevada Wolf Pack officials are planning to meet via conference call this week on issues regarding infringement of similar logos. N.C. State trademarked its logo, "Toughie," in 1984, but Nevada officials say its logo dates to the 1950s.
"We're just trying to protect our brand," said Cindy Sears, N.C. State's director of trademark licensing.
"The logo is a retro look," said Kurt Esser, Nevada's associate athletic director of marketing. "We use it sometimes for student fan clubs and that's about it. I would imagine most universities use a retro logo that they bring back every once in a while."