Beelines cycle network must change name over trademark conflict

Chris Boardman agrees to rename Manchester-based bike and pedestrian system the Bee Network

The worker bee is Manchester’s civic symbol, the proud emblem of a city of industry.

But the name Beelines cannot be used for Greater Manchester’s nascent £500m walking and cycling network after a copyright tussle with a company based in London.

Related: Manchester makes a Beeline for new Dutch-style cycling network

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