West Headnote of the Day – September 16, 2009

September 16, 2009

West's Key 382T Trademarks
West's Key 382TII Marks Protected
West's Key 382Tk1050 Format or Components of Term or Mark
West's Key 382Tk1054 k. Peculiarities in Spelling or Printing.

Word “opry” is dialectical variation of word “opera” that has been in common use among certain sectors of American population since eighteenth century, and buyers of country music entertainment services understand “opry” to mean country music performance which often includes dancing and comical routines; thus, “opry” is generic and nonregistrable as trademark.
WSM, Inc. v. Hilton, 545 F. Supp. 1212 (W.D. Mo. 1982)

382T Trademarks