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MONTPELIER, Vt. -- A Vermont folk artist has gotten a "preliminary no" in his legal battle with Chick-fil-A over a company slogan.
Bo Muller-Moore built a T-shirt business around the phrase "Eat More Kale." Chick-fil-A has argued that the T-shirt infringes on its trademarked "Eat Mor Chikin" slogan.
Monday, the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office gave Muller-Moore a preliminary no against him being allowed to use the term.
In December 2011, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said the state would do all it could to help Muller-Moore fight Chick-fil-A.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)