It seems as though ‘Glee’ may have to change its name here in the UK, even though it stopped airing eleven months ago.
What’s this all about then? Well, the television show has lost a court battle against a British comedy club with the same name.
In 2014, the court ruled that 20th Century Fox had breached Oxford-based The Glee Club’s 1999 trademark rights with its broadcast of ‘Glee’ in the UK, but the judge confirmed that the order for Fox to rename ‘Glee’ would only come into effect once the Court of Appeal backed his judgement.
And guess what? They just did.
Mark Tughan, founder of The Glee Club says: “The similarity of the names and branding in the same field of entertainment services has led to us losing custom and hampered our ability to establish our brand of cutting edge live comedy.”
“It has been going on for years and it really is a David versus Goliath situation. I cannot tell you how much it means to us. But the great thing about this is it proves that little companies can stand up for their rights,” he added.
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