Distillery Suing University of Kentucky Over Use of the Word ‘Kentucky’
I guess turnabout is fair play. Remember a couple of weeks ago when I told you about a distillery--Kentucky Mist Moonshine--that was being threatened with a lawsuit by the University of Kentucky?
The contention was that the distillery couldn't use the word "Kentucky" on any clothing it might manufacture because that word's copyright was purchased by the university in 1997.
Still doesn't make sense. Hello...KENTUCKY Fried Chicken.
Well, it seems two can play at that game.
Kentucky Mist Moonshine is now suing the University of Kentucky, contending that "Kentucky" is a geographical location and that the word has been in use since 1792.
Good point. It's like saying you can't use "Earth." Or "France." Or "Bug Tussle, Oklahoma."
And, by the way, those Bug Tussle, Oklahoma windbreakers are pret-ty good.
So, let's see where this goes now.
By the way, here's the original news story from when this stuff all began: