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A popular pub and music venue called The Hobbit has been threatened with legal action by US movie lawyers.
The Southampton pub has been accused of copyright infringement by lawyers representing the Saul Zaentz Company (SZC) in California.
The company owns the worldwide rights to several brands associated with author JRR Tolkien, including The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings.
The pub in Portswood, which is popular with students, has traded with the name for more than 20 years and was named after the book and crucially before Hollywood owned the rights to the name.
The full story is on the BBC website