Wednesday, October 24, 2012

"Ole" and "Old" country stores

More mischief on my part.  Today, as I drove north on US 29 south of Culpeper, VA, I noticed a billboard sign, “Ole Country Store and Bakery” for Culpeper. VA (near Madison).  The closest link seems to be here

Now, Cracker Barrel Restaurants has the sub-brand name “Old Country Store” (the actual word “Old”).  See GLBT blog, Aug. 27, 2012. 

How many small businesses are there around the country with names like this based on common phrases.  Will these present more trademark problems as franchises get bigger and hungrier for profits?  

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