UK court orders 'Glee' name change in legal row

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UK court orders 'Glee' name change in legal row
GLEE: The members of New Directions in the 'City of Angels' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, March 11, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Lea Michele (L) and Kristen Schaal in the 'The Untitled Rachel Berry Project' season finale episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, May 13, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: (L-R) Chris Colfer, Lea Michele and Heather Morris in the 'The Untitled Rachel Berry Project' season finale episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, May 13, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Amber Riley (C) and Naya Rivera (R) in the 'Back-Up Plan' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, April 29, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Jane Lynch (L) and Matthew Morrison (R) in the 'Opening Night' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Daren Criss in the 'Bash' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, April 8, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Chord Overstreet (L) and Amber Riley in the 'Tested' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Kevin McHale (C) in the 'Tested' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Glee club members old and new in the 'New Directions' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Heather Morris in the 'New Directions' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Darren Criss (R) and Chris Colfer in the 'New New York' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, April 1, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Heather Morris (L) and Naya Rivera in the 'New Directions' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: The Glee club reunite in the '100' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, March 18, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: (L-R) Jacob Artist, Heather Morris, Naya Rivera and Harry Shum Jr. in the '100' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, March 18, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Kristin Chenoweth (C) in the '100' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, March 18, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: The members of New Directions in the 'City of Angels' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, March 11, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Chord Overstreet (L) and Becca Tobin in the 'City of Angels' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, March 11, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: (L-R) Jenna Ushkowitz and Darren Criss in the 'City of Angels' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, March 11, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: (L-R) Matthew Morrison, Dianna Agron, Harry Shum Jr. and Darren Criss in the 'New Directions' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: (L-R) Naya Rivera, Chris Colfer, Lea Michele, and Adam Lambert with their puppets in the 'Puppet Master' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, Nov. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: The Glee club learns how to twerk in 'The End of Twerking' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Rachel (Lea Michele, L) and Blaine (Darren Criss, R) get egged in the 'Transitioning' episode of GLEE airing Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Rachel (Lea Michele, L) and Kurt (Chris Colfer, R) watch a performance in the 'The Hurt Locker, Part One' episode of GLEE airing Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Blaine (Darren Criss) prepares for a show in the 'The Hurt Locker, Part One' episode of GLEE airing Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: (L-R) Naya Rivera, Amber Riley, Heather Morris and Lea Michele performs in the 'What The World of Needs Now' episode of GLEE airing Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: The boys perform in the 'What The World of Needs Now' episode of GLEE airing Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Kitty (Becca Tobin) helps Rachel find a set list in the 'The Hurt Locker, Part Two' episode of GLEE airing Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: L-R: Newcomers, Mason (Billy Lewis, Jr.), Madison (Laura Dreyfuss), Roderick (Noah Guthrie) and Jane (Samantha Ware) make their debut in the second part of the special two-hour 'Loser Like Me/Homecoming' Season Premiere episode of GLEE on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Jane (guest star Samantha Marie Ware, L) and Mason (guest star Billy Lewis Jr., R) perform a song for Glee club in the 'Jagged Little Tapestry' episode of GLEE airing Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Quinn (Dianna Agron, L) and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz, R) confront Becky (Lauren Potter, C) in the 'Jagged Little Tapestry' episode of GLEE airing Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: (L-R) Alumnae's Quinn (Dianna Agron), Artie (Kevin McHale), Santana (Naya Rivera) and Brittany (Heather Morris) return to McKinley High in the second part of the special two-hour 'Loser Like Me/Homecoming' Season Premiere episode of GLEE on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: (L-R) Chord Overstreet, Lea Michele and Mark Salling. McKinley High alumnae's perform in the second part of the special two-hour 'Loser Like Me/Homecoming' Season Premiere episode of GLEE on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Rachel (Lea Michele, L) seeks advice from Will (Matthew Morrison, R) in the first part of the special two-hour 'Loser Like Me/Homecoming' Season Premiere episode of GLEE on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Alumni Puck (Mark Salling, L) and Quinn (Dianna Agron, R) return to McKinley High in the first part of the special two-hour 'Loser Like Me/Homecoming' Season Premiere episode of GLEE on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: (CW-L) Kevin McHale, Amber Riley, Lea Michele, Chord Overstreet, Darren Criss and Chris Colfer in the 'Bash' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, April 8, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Darren Criss (L) and Chord Overstreet in the 'Bash' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, April 8, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Heather Morris in the 'New Directions' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Glee club members old and new in the 'New Directions' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: The members of New Directions in the 'City of Angels' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, March 11, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Chord Overstreet (L) and Darren Criss in the 'Trio' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, March 4, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Lea Michele and Naya Rivera (L) in the 'Trio' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, March 4, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: (L-R) Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, Chord Overstreet, Jenna Ushkowitz and Lauren Potter in the 'New Directions' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Matthew Morrison (L) and Jane Lynch in the 'New Directions' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Lea Michele in the 'Frenemies' Spring Premiere episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: The glee club performs in the 'Frenemies' Spring Premiere episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Dianna Agron (L) and Mark Salling in the 'New Directions' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: (L-R) Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Naya Rivera in the 'Previously Unaired Christmas' Fall Finale episode of GLEE airing Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Naya Rivera (C), Chris Colfer and Lea Michele (R) in the 'Previously Unaired Christmas' Fall Finale episode of GLEE airing Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Darren Criss (L) and Chord Overstreet in the 'Puppet Master' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Current and Alumni glee club members in the 'New Directions' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Naya Rivera (L) and Lea Michele in the 'New Directions' episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Darren Criss (L) and 'Tina' puppet in the 'Puppet Master' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, Nov. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: (L-R) Lea Michele and Chris Colfer in the 'Puppet Master' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, Nov. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Jacob Artist (R) and Melissa Benoist in the 'Puppet Master' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, Nov. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Kevin McHale (L) and Lauren Potter in the 'Movin' Out' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Kevin McHale in the 'Movin' Out' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: The Glee club learns how to twerk in 'The End of Twerking' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: The McKinley High family, past and present, join together to remember and celebrate the life of Finn Hudson in 'The Quarterback' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.(Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Chris Colfer. The McKinley High family, past and present, join together to remember and celebrate the life of Finn Hudson in 'The Quarterback' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.(Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: (L-R) Naya Rivera and and Demi Lovato in the 'Tina in The Sky With Diamonds' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 (9:00 -10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Naya Rivera (R) and Demi Lovato in the 'Tina in The Sky With Diamonds' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 (9:00 -10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: The McKinley High family, past and present, join together to remember and celebrate the life of Finn Hudson in 'The Quarterback' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.(Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Jayma Mays (L) and Matthew Morrison star in the 'All or Nothing' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, May 9, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Jayma Mays (L) and Matthew Morrison star in the 'All or Nothing' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, May 9, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Darren Criss (L) and Melissa Benoist star in the 'All or Nothing' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, May 9, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Amber Riley stars in the 'Wonder'ful' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, May 2, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: AMERICAN IDOL Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez (C) guest-stars in the 'All or Nothing' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, May 9, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Guest star Mike O'Malley (L) and Darren Criss stars in the 'Wonder'ful' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, May 2, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: (L-R) Cory Monteith as 'Finn' and Lea Michele as 'Rachel' in the 'Sweet Dreams' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, April 18, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: (L-R) Jenna Ushkowitz as 'Tina', Amber Riley as 'Mercedes' and Chris Colfer as 'Kurt' in the 'Sweet Dreams' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, April 18, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: (L-R) Jane Lynch Lauren Potter star in the 'Lights Out' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, April 25, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Heather Morris as 'Brittany' (R) and Chord Overstreet as 'Sam' in the 'Shooting Star' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, April 11, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: (L-R) Melissa Benoist, Alex Newell, Jenna Ushkowitz, Becca Tobin and Heather Morris in the 'Guilty Pleasure' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, March 21, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Becca Tobin, Alex Newell, Jenna Ushkowitz, Heather Morris and Melissa Benois in the 'Guilty Pleasure' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, March 21, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: (L-R) Melissa Benoist as 'Marley' (L) and Kevin McHale as 'Artie' in the 'Guilty Pleasure' episode of GLEE airing Thursday, March 21, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Cory Monteith as 'Finn' (L) and Jayma Mays as 'Emma' on Season Four of GLEE airing Thursday, February 7, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
GLEE: Jane Lynch as 'Sue' on Season Four of GLEE airing Thursday, February 7, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
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LONDON (AP) -- Glum news for "Glee" - Britain's High Court ruled Friday that the musical TV show must change its name because it breaches the trademark of a chain of comedy clubs.

A judge told Twentieth Century Fox that it had to 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 ordering a name change would be unnecessary, unfair and disproportionate.

But the judge concluded Friday that "Glee" had to go.

"I find it hard to believe that the cost of the re-titling and publicizing of the new name would be so prohibitive compared to the value of the series," he said. "I was told many times during the course of the trial how this series is a `blockbuster.'"

The judge said it was possible the Court of Appeal would take a different view, so he put the re-naming order on hold until appeal judges have analyzed the case.

Comic Enterprises is also seeking damages. The judge said the final amount would be determined later, but ordered Twentieth Century Fox to make an interim payment of 100,000 pounds ($170,000).

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