Friday afternoon Ann Lesman, Chair of the Board of Directors for the The Barns of Rose Hill announced they have reached an agreement with the Wolf Trap Foundation regarding the name of the Berryville arts center.
Ms. Lesman said,”Wolf Trap has agreed not to pursue litigation if we drop ‘The’ from our name and refer to ourselves as ‘Barns of Rose Hill’ on everything we publish.”
Also, as part of the final agreement, the Barns of Rose Hill will change the subtext of their brand so that it does not include Northern Virginia and will now say, “A cultural center for the Shenandoah Valley.”
The final stipulation was that, the Barns of Rose Hill had to agree not to oppose the Wolf Trap Foundations continuing attempts to secure the trademark on the words, “The Barns.”
The Barns of Rose Hill has agreed to all of the stipulations and shall now be known as the “Barns of Rose Hill”.
Ms Lesman said she was very pleased with the results of the negotiations that took place. “The town had a very emotional reaction to the potential loss of the name and through this agreement we will be able to retain that name.”