Kellogg and the Maya Archeology Initiative have resolved a battle of the birds that could have turned into an ugly legal fight.

FOX 17 first reported on the controversy in August, after the Battle Creek business raised concerns about the MAI using a similar toucan logo that could possibly confuse consumers.

In their initial letter, an attorney for Kellogg's expressed concerns that consumers may confuse the Toucan in the MAI logo with the famous 'Froot Loops' character Toucan Sam.  The attorney then suggested some limits to how MAI should be able to use their logo, or how they should change their logo to avoid legal action.

A spokesman for the MAI told FOX 17 News they were surprised by the legal challenge, and felt the group had every right to use the toucan as a symbol of Mayan culture.

After weeks of discussions with Kelloggs executives, both sides announced Tuesday the dispute was over and all suits had been dropped.

A statement released Tuesday morning explained that the outcome was a positive one for both sides:

"Kellogg and MAI announced that Kellogg has not only agreed to allow MAI to proceed with its original logo, it also has become a strong supporter of MAI's work and goals. To the company's further credit, Kellogg executives and MAI board members initiated a discussion about the Maya culture and the difficulties faced by Maya children in Guatemala. This dialogue, which was separate from the legal dispute, resulted in Kellogg pledging a $100,000 contribution to help launch one of MAI's priority projects, a cultural center in a rural area near the eastern border with Belize."

It went on to say "Kellogg has also pledged to provide space on the back of one million Froot Loops cereal boxes next year to help educate American children and their parents about the Maya culture and to provide a link to MAI’s website."

Dr. Francisco Estrada-Belli, President of Maya Archeology Initiative, told FOX 17 News he was both surprised and happy with the news.

"This is going to be a huge help for an area of Guatemala that is extremely poor, but also extremely rich in cultural and natural resources," said Estrada-Belli. "I think [Kellogg] deserves a lot of credit for being culturally sensitive and for helping us set an example for other corporations to do the same."

Neither side has explained what caused the about face. Kellogg Spokesman Kris Charles responded with this one sentence in response to the request for reaction to the new developments:

"We are pleased to support the MAI in its mission to protect and extend the rich history and culture of Mayan people," wrote Charles.

No word on when the new Mayan cultural center will be complete. According to Estrada-Belli, it will educate local people about Maya history, the environment and hopefully boost tourism and investment in the area.