Did Warner Brothers Really Sue Over the Rights to the Term “Daisy Dukes”?

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TV URBAN LEGEND: Warner Bros. sued a company over the rights to the term “Daisy Dukes.”

Catharine Bach’s character on the TV series, Dukes of Hazzard, is one of the unique fictional characters out there to actually have something named after them.

In Bach’s case, the short denim shorts that she would often wear on the TV series have been now commonly referred to as “daisy dukes.”

While Warner Brothers, who owned the show, certainly enjoyed the fact that their character was becoming such a big part of American society that her name was becoming the name of a style of clothing, they did NOT like the fact that that ended up losing their rights to the trademark on the name!
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