Opppsss….Yoko Ono sues “Lennon”? No, no, says the update
Update: The following report was incorrect, as explained today by the same Yoko Ono on BoingBoing again. She only «did not believe it was fair that Ms. Murphy be granted the exclusive right to the “Lennon” trademark in relation to musical and entertainment services». Pfuiii, thanks Yoko!!
From BoingBoing: Yoko Ono, widow of former Beatles member John Lennon, is suing singer-songwriter (and Suicide Girl) Lennon Murphy for alleged “tarnishment” of John Lennon’s name.
Ms. Murphy’s band is called Lennon, and she is attempting to register that band name as a trademark.
Lennon Murphy: “When I signed with Arista Records in 2000 at the age of 18, a marketing decision was made to continue being known just as Lennon. In all honesty, I didn’t care. I was just happy to sign a record deal, make an album, and pay my bills.”
Julian Lennon, who is the son of John Lennon (and the former Beatle’s first wife, Cynthia) also responded to the situation on his MySpace page. He’s totally cool with the singer using her name, which also happens to be his father’s name, and says “She has My full support.”
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