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Morrilton Company Shows Claws in Trademark Lawsuit Against Big Lots

Morrilton Company Shows Claws in Trademark Lawsuit Against Big Lots
Cat Claws Inc. of Morrilton claims in a lawsuit its trademark and cat scratcher pad design, shown in the upper portion of the picture above, was infringed upon by Big Lots and Pet Luv Products, who sold the scratcher pad shown in the lower portion.

A Morrilton pet supply company has its fur standing on end after seeing a cat scratcher for sale at Big Lots Stores Inc.
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McLarty Capital Partners, USDA Launch Private Investment Fund

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has partnered with McLarty Capital Partners of Little Rock to launch a private investment fund the two groups said could inject $100 million in rural small businesses.
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Tech Company ACDI Breaks Ground For New Benton Headquarters

Access Control Devices Inc. of Little Rock and Harco Constructors of North Little Rock mark the start of construction for ACDI's new 18,000-SF headquarters at 403 Main St. in Benton.
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