Saturday, October 14, 2017

Yoko Ono Forces “John Lemon” Soft Drink to Change Name

She alleges that a Polish beverage company infringed on the late John Lennon’s trademark

Yoko Ono has threatened legal action against a Polish drink company over a beverage called “John Lemon,” the Guardianreports. Ono alleged that the company’s name infringed upon the trademark and personal rights of her late husband, John Lennon. The company has now agreed to change the drink’s name to “On Lemon.” While the drink company originally denied the allegations, Ono’s lawyers pointed out an instance when they had used his likeness in a wall mural along with the company’s logo. Other advertisements have depicted Lennon’s signature round glasses and the phrase “Let It Be.” Ono’s lawyers warned the company that they faced costs in the range of €5,000 a day and €500 for every bottle sold. It must sell up the last of its John Lemon drinks by the end of October.

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