Freemantle Files for Trademark on “Country Keynotes”

Here’s an interesting little tidbit I found over at Reality Blurred. The folks at Freemantle Media, the producers of American Idol, have been busy at the US Trademark and Patent Office!

FremantleMedia North America has filed five applications for trademarks relating to the phrase Country Keynotes, which is identified in one application as …a television game show. The other four applications are for use of that phrase on toys; clothing; paper goods such as books, magazines, calendars, and posters; and audio and video uses such as CDs, video games, MP3 players, and more.

Oh my!   The lawyers at O’Melveny and Myers sure have been busy!   I’ll be nice and not mention any names. Heh.

Anyway. What do you think “Country Keynotes” is all about?   Speculate away!

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