U of Kentucky Asserts Trademark Right to 'Kentucky'

October 22, 2015

The University of Kentucky is asking a small distillery, Kentucky Mist Moonshine, to stop using the word "Kentucky" on T-shirts and other materials, saying that the word is covered by a university trademark, The Herald-Leader reported. The university is threatening legal action, saying that while it and the distillery are different, T-shirts are the same product. The distillery notes that its use of the state name (at right) doesn't look anything like the university's (see example below).

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