Comedy Club v TV show: No winner in Glee court ruling

A High Court fight centred on the American television show Glee between a Hollywood giant and a UK company which runs a chain of comedy clubs has ended in a draw.

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Matthew Morrison stars in TV show Glee
Matthew Morrison stars in TV show Glee

Comic Enterprises claimed that Twentieth Century Fox's production of Glee had breached its trade mark rights to the phrase The Glee Club - and the firm said it had been harmed as a result. Twentieth Century Fox disagreed.

A judge today ruled that Twentieth Century Fox had "infringed" a trade mark. But he said Comic Enterprises had not been damaged.

Deputy High Court Judge Roger Wyand QC made no mention of any compensation in a written ruling published following a High Court hearing in London. He said any subsequent issues would be analysed at another hearing.

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