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The Voice Facing Legal Battle Over V-Room
Virgin Holidays is considering legal action over BBC talent show The Voice's use of the term V-Room.
The travel company has airport lounges under the same name and the overlap has reportedly thrown Virgin's customers into confusion.
It is exploring whether The Voice's V-Room, the area where contestants wait to perform, infringes copyright due to its own V-Rooms at Gatwick and Manchester airports.
Virgin Holidays released a statement saying: "These lounges are exclusively for the use of Virgin Holidays customers, and are designed to give them a spacious, and well appointed area with a free buffet, a gaming zone for the kids, a space for infants and a bar for the adults, in which to relax with their families prior to catching their flight.
"They are extremely popular with our customers. We are the only holiday company in the UK to offer this service, and the V-Room concept is an integral element of our Rockstar Service offering.
"In the light of this, and the confusion this is causing our customers who are questioning the motives of the BBC in online conversations because they are unsure which property is which.
"Virgin Holidays is currently exploring whether the use of the term in The Voice represents a copyright infringement and if it is proven to be so, will consider appropriate legal action."