LONDON (Reuters) – It wasn’t accurately present kismet when Beatle John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, listened about a Polish libation company’s new splash called “John Lemon”.
She threatened authorised movement alleging that it infringed on a heading of her late husband.
The association has now concluded to change a drink’s name to “On Lemon”, after lawyers behaving for Ono wrote to distributors warning they faced costs of adult to 5,000 euros ($5,998) a day and 500 euros for each bottle sole if they infringed a trademark.
Lawyers behaving for a libation organisation denied it had infringed a late star’s rights, though Ono’s lawyers forked to a Facebook post from John Lemon Ireland, that featured an picture of a iconic singer.
Other selling materials enclosed a brand’s heading subsequent to a difference “let it be” and a span of turn glasses, both closely compared with Lennon
John Lemon’s lawyers also pronounced that forked out that their EU heading had been purebred in 2014, dual years progressing than a John Lennon heading was purebred in 2016.
Karol Chamera, a owner of Mr Lemonade Alternative Drinks that distributed a John Lemon libation in a UK told a East London Advertiser newspaper: “all of us concerned with this product are startups and we couldn’t take on someone who is value many, many millions.”