Trademark

Artist Yoko Ono has forced a Polish beverage company to rename its new drink, called John Lemon, after threatening legal action.

The widow of Beatles great John Lennon alleged the soft drink infringed on the trademark of her late husband and his rights.

The legal action referenced a Facebook post by John Lemon Ireland showing a large wall mural of Lennon holding lemons with the brand’s logo underneath. Other advertising depicted a pair of round glasses, closely linked with the famous Beatle, next to the words “Let It Be.”

The company has now agreed to change the drink’s name to On Lemon, reaching a settlement so that they could continue their business.

Source: Yoko Ono won’t let it be, forces ‘John Lemon’ drink to re-brand

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