A North Carolina man has won a nearly three-year battle with New York that allows his company to continue printing the logo “I heart NC” on T-shirts.

The hearts and font used on shirts produced by Michael Stewart’s Raleigh, N.C.-based company, Mosayk, differed from those used in New York, but the New York State Department of Economic Development challenged his product in summer 2004. The complaint said the logo infringed on that state’s “I heart NY” brand.