NW arts http://www.kplu.org en Montana 'Last Best Place' slogan permanently protected http://www.kplu.org/post/montana-last-best-place-slogan-permanently-protected <p>HELENA, Mont. &mdash; 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 &quot;Last Best Place.&quot;</p><p>The phrase was first popularized as the title of a 1988 anthology co-edited by writers William Kittredge and Annick Smith.</p><div><p> Sun, 06 May 2012 15:58:42 +0000 The Associated Press 4941 at http://www.kplu.org Montana 'Last Best Place' slogan permanently protected