Wal-Mart to stop selling its name plate

Walmart is taking steps to end a trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Puerto Rico after it used the Walmart logo to sell a silver plate in 2016.

Walmart spokeswoman Lauren Bierlein confirmed to the AP that the company has decided to stop using the name plate.

It is unclear how long the ban will last.

The lawsuit was filed in October 2016 by Puerto Rican businessman Jose Raul Garcia, who owns and operates a clothing and jewelry business.

Wal-Mart, a company with more than 100 stores in the U.S., said it had removed the nameplate in the wake of Garcia’s complaint.

The company did not respond to a request for comment.

WalMart said it has made an effort to avoid using the logo in the future and that it would continue to protect its trademarks and the rights of consumers.