Dollywood Sues To Protect Trademark

Law360, New York (August 17, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT) -- The Dollywood Co., operator of theme parks associated with music star Dolly Parton, sued two inns on Friday in Tennessee, claiming they have used the Dollywood trademark to attract customers and gain competitive advantage.

The operator of the Dollywood theme park and the adjacent water park, Dollywood's Splash Country, claims the Guesthouse Inn and the Rivergate Inn, along with their managing agent Winter Hospitality, have continued to improperly use the trademarked name Dollywood to market their vacation packages, despite being notified in December 2007 and September 2010...
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