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Court Orders hit show "Glee" To Change Name

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LONDON (AP) - Glum news for "Glee" - Britain's High Court says the musical TV show must change its name because it breaches the trademark of a chain of comedy clubs.
    
A judge has told Twentieth Century Fox that it must re-name the series in Britain, though the order won't take effect until an appeal has been heard.
    
The studio was sued by Comic Enterprises, which operates a string of venues called The Glee Club.
    
Judge Roger Wyand ruled in favor of Comic Enterprises in February, saying there was a "likelihood of confusion" between the two brands.
    
Fox said it would appeal, and argued that a name change would be unnecessary, unfair and disproportionate.
    
But the judge concluded Friday that the cost would not be "prohibitive compared to the value of the series."



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