"Glee" just hit a sour note in Great Britain.
The country's high court ruled Friday that the TV show's name breaches the trademark of a comedy club franchise, so "Glee" must rename the series in Britain, according to The Associated Press.
Twentieth Century Fox will likely appeal the decision. And considering "Glee" is entering its final season, we're pretty sure the studio isn't drafting a "Rename the Show" panel.
A lower court ruled February in favor of Comic Enterprises, which operates The Glee Club in cities throughout the country. That ruling found a "likelihood of confusion" between the two brands.
Really? Maybe the Castle Club in San Francisco should sue ABC Studios and force it to change the name of the TV show "Castle."
Fox had argued that changing the name would be unnecessary, unfair and disproportionate, The Associated Press reported.
The high court judge disagreed. "I find it hard to believe that the cost of the retitling and publicizing of the new name would be so prohibitive compared to the value of the series. I was told many times during the course of the trial how this series is a 'blockbuster."'
Guess he hasn't seen the show's ratings in the U.S. lately.
The judge put his renaming order on hold, however, in case the appeal judges want a crack at this one.
Twentieth Century Fox also was ordered to pay $170,000 as an "interim payment" for damages to Comic Enterprises.
Ann Tatko-Peterson provides celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Follow her at twitter.com/atatkopeterson.