Happy days for Glee club in name battle

Glee Club owner Mark Tughan

Glee Club owner Mark Tughan

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Hit TV show Glee could be renamed after the owners of an Oxford comedy club of the same name won a legal victory.

A High Court judged ruled the musical show infringed the copyright of the UK network of clubs, including one in Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford.

Judge Roger Wyand ordered that the show be renamed when shown in the UK and that its US-based production company 21st Century Fox should pay the clubs’ owner, Comic Enterprises, damages of £100,000.

The media giant was given permission to appeal against the ruling.

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10:20am Mon 21 Jul 14

jockox3 says...

What nonsense is this? Loads of organisations, certainly predating the renaming of venues in Hythe Bridge St, have a “glee club”. Sounds like judicial bonkerousness.
What nonsense is this? Loads of organisations, certainly predating the renaming of venues in Hythe Bridge St, have a “glee club”. Sounds like judicial bonkerousness. jockox3
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7:30pm Mon 21 Jul 14

The New Private Eye says...

jockox3 wrote:
What nonsense is this? Loads of organisations, certainly predating the renaming of venues in Hythe Bridge St, have a “glee club”. Sounds like judicial bonkerousness.
To be honest, "glee" UK were going for serious damages of over £5million, but the 100K they got will not even cover legal costs. Their name only covers 1% of the order protected by copyright, not the billions of people in the USA, China, India etc, and this case has cost them a lot of money. Did they really think that us punters would confuse a Hollywood production with a backstreet warehouse in Oxford. I think they forgot that in our courts we do not give out silly amounts of money.
[quote][p][bold]jockox3[/bold] wrote: What nonsense is this? Loads of organisations, certainly predating the renaming of venues in Hythe Bridge St, have a “glee club”. Sounds like judicial bonkerousness.[/p][/quote]To be honest, "glee" UK were going for serious damages of over £5million, but the 100K they got will not even cover legal costs. Their name only covers 1% of the order protected by copyright, not the billions of people in the USA, China, India etc, and this case has cost them a lot of money. Did they really think that us punters would confuse a Hollywood production with a backstreet warehouse in Oxford. I think they forgot that in our courts we do not give out silly amounts of money. The New Private Eye
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