General Information

Kentucky Colonel Commission, Kentucky Colonel Award, Kentucky Colonel Benefits, Duties of the Kentucky Colonels, the Honorable Title, a Kentucky Colonel's Mission, Nominating Colonels, and a New Rich Historical Account can only be found here on the Kentucky Colonelcy Domain and WebSite!

Kentucky Colonelcy (WebSite)

Notification about DBAs, Trade names, Trademarks, Service marks and Registrations

Based on a the lawsuit HOKC v. KCI, its subsequent litigation, defenses raised, a negotiated court mediated settlement was established where the trade names "Kentucky Colonels International" and "Kentucky Colonel Foundation" or any similar trade name using the "Kentucky Colonels Mark", "Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels" were prohibited. It was also understood by the parties from the litigation that Col. David Wright holds a common law copyright for the title of his website publication in 1998, Kentucky Colonels and a book using the same title in 2018. To settle the lawsuit Wright agreed to the injunction and adding a paragraph.

This Agreed Permanent Injunction does not prohibit the Defendant, Col. David J. Wright or other Kentucky colonels (as individuals) from using "Kentucky Colonel," "Kentucky colonels" and/or "Kentucky colonelcy" as words or terms to describe Kentucky colonels, as an a honorary title, or for editorial, educational, informative, journalistic, literary or other non-commercial purposes so long as the use is not related to the trademark or service mark uses registered, or pending, by the HOKC with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. February 2021

Based on this paragraph and other terms of the settlement, all of the information and a copyright materials were transferred to become an educational work "Kentucky Colonelcy", a reference website by Creative Commons authors and members of the American Colonels Network where the pursuit of truth in genealogy and history are more important than folklore and old wives' tales.

Style replica of the Kentucky Colonel Badge "Kentucky Colonel Star" with the Seal of the Commonwealth.