Yoko Ono has forced a drink called ‘John Lemon’ to re-brand.
The widow of the famous Beatles artist has filed a suit against a Polish beverage company to rename its new drink, called John Lemon, claiming the soft drink infringed on the trademark rights of her late husband.
Lawyers acting for the beverage firm denied it had infringed Lennon’s rights. But Ono’s lawyers found a Facebook post from John Lemon Ireland, which featured an image of the iconic singer.
The company has now agreed to change the drink’s name to On Lemon, reaching a settlement so that they could continue their business. “All of us involved with this product are start-ups and we couldn’t take on someone who is worth many, many millions,” a spokesperson said.