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(NYPost)   Yoko sues company over John Lemon lemonade. I hope nobody cares about my new coffee shop, Ringo Starbucks   ( nypost.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, John Lemon, Yoko Ono, John Lennon, husband John Lennon, firm selling lemonade, Yoko's letter, financially crippling court, Polish drinks firm  
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2017-09-20 08:00:27 PM  
Jesus. What a raging POS she is.
 
2017-09-20 08:02:19 PM  
We need this like a hole in the head
 
2017-09-20 08:21:41 PM  

John Buck 41: Jesus. What a raging POS she is.


I'm not denying that. But people that have copyrights have to protect them, they're basically forced to sue others or lose the copyright to the public domain. If they don't defend the copyright it can be come public from 'see, this stuff got a pass' court arguments.
 
2017-09-20 10:04:49 PM  
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2017-09-20 10:21:53 PM  
Who cares about the farking Beatles anymore, much less Yoko.
 
2017-09-20 10:24:37 PM  
Make sure to use the full title, "Apple presents Ringo Starbucks" for full commercial value.
 
2017-09-20 10:45:49 PM  
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War is over if you want it.
Grapefruit are not the only bombs.
Which Yoko again?
 
2017-09-20 10:54:17 PM  
Yoko Loko

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2017-09-20 11:29:15 PM  
And George Harrison's Fish-n-Chips is right out.
 
2017-09-20 11:34:19 PM  
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2017-09-20 11:39:31 PM  

optikeye: John Buck 41: Jesus. What a raging POS she is.

I'm not denying that. But people that have copyrights have to protect them, they're basically forced to sue others or lose the copyright to the public domain. If they don't defend the copyright it can be come public from 'see, this stuff got a pass' court arguments.


And? John's been dead for decades. His name and likeness SHOULD be in the public domain at this point.
 
2017-09-20 11:44:46 PM  

doglover: optikeye: John Buck 41: Jesus. What a raging POS she is.

I'm not denying that. But people that have copyrights have to protect them, they're basically forced to sue others or lose the copyright to the public domain. If they don't defend the copyright it can be come public from 'see, this stuff got a pass' court arguments.

And? John's been dead for decades. His name and likeness SHOULD be in the public domain at this point.


Yeah...what about Orvell Redenbacker?
 
2017-09-21 12:06:50 AM  
Simpsons did it!

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2017-09-21 12:13:23 AM  
First she kills Paul and now this
 
2017-09-21 12:18:08 AM  

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FYI, Seattle's Best is owned by Starbucks and Peet's by JAB (a German family that owns Keurig, Krispy Kreme, Caribou, Panera..).

..so basically the two largest coffee companies on the planet
 
2017-09-21 12:19:13 AM  
So much for the wife saying when you're dead you don't take nothing with you but your soul.
 
2017-09-21 12:23:20 AM  
Starrbucks
 
2017-09-21 12:25:36 AM  

John Buck 41: Jesus. What a raging POS she is.


She turned me into a newt
 
2017-09-21 12:27:37 AM  
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Wait until her attorney discovers Otter Pops.
 
2017-09-21 12:27:56 AM  
Paul McCafe
 
2017-09-21 12:39:24 AM  
I bet John Lemon lemonade is great for when you're doing shots in the Dakotas.
 
2017-09-21 12:45:50 AM  

optikeye: doglover: optikeye: John Buck 41: Jesus. What a raging POS she is.

I'm not denying that. But people that have copyrights have to protect them, they're basically forced to sue others or lose the copyright to the public domain. If they don't defend the copyright it can be come public from 'see, this stuff got a pass' court arguments.

And? John's been dead for decades. His name and likeness SHOULD be in the public domain at this point.

Yeah...what about Orvell Redenbacker?


It's on TV right now
 
2017-09-21 12:48:42 AM  
I have a craft beer named "Smug Bastard." with Paul on the label.
 
2017-09-21 01:23:45 AM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: I bet John Lemon lemonade is great for when you're doing shots in the Dakotas.


Be careful with John Lemon punch
 
2017-09-21 01:34:40 AM  
Oh, no!
 
2017-09-21 01:41:13 AM  

optikeye: John Buck 41: Jesus. What a raging POS she is.

I'm not denying that. But people that have copyrights have to protect them, they're basically forced to sue others or lose the copyright to the public domain. If they don't defend the copyright it can be come public from 'see, this stuff got a pass' court arguments.


You mean "trademark"? Copyright can be selectively enforced.
 
2017-09-21 01:46:15 AM  
As long as I don't have to listen to Paul McCarthy ramble on about vaccinations...
 
2017-09-21 01:46:58 AM  
Denis Leary on John and Yoko
Youtube 7IpB24Xjn1w
 
2017-09-21 01:56:58 AM  

LewDux: John Buck 41: Jesus. What a raging POS she is.

She turned me into a newt


Did you get better?
 
2017-09-21 02:37:19 AM  
I think she's walking on thin ice with this case.
 
2017-09-21 02:59:49 AM  
Bravo, Subby. I loffed.
 
2017-09-21 03:04:21 AM  

doglover: optikeye: John Buck 41: Jesus. What a raging POS she is.

I'm not denying that. But people that have copyrights have to protect them, they're basically forced to sue others or lose the copyright to the public domain. If they don't defend the copyright it can be come public from 'see, this stuff got a pass' court arguments.

And? John's been dead for decades. His name and likeness SHOULD be in the public domain at this point.


I imagine so.
 
2017-09-21 04:36:27 AM  

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I'm sure even John would say "Give Peet's a chance".
 
2017-09-21 05:28:07 AM  

optikeye: John Buck 41: Jesus. What a raging POS she is.

I'm not denying that. But people that have copyrights have to protect them, they're basically forced to sue others or lose the copyright to the public domain. If they don't defend the copyright it can be come public from 'see, this stuff got a pass' court arguments.


I've always believed this, but then in thinking about it (IANAL)... shouldn't the copyright holder have the right to not go after certain people if they wish, and go after others?  Why not?
 
2017-09-21 05:37:56 AM  
So they have to sell their lemonade under a different name now? That sucks, it's just like starting over.
 
2017-09-21 06:32:00 AM  
"The firm said it registered the name "John Lemon" in 2014 - two years before Lennon's name was trademarked."
So she's just a biatch.
 
2017-09-21 06:44:27 AM  
Strawberry Shortcake Forever.
 
2017-09-21 06:44:57 AM  
I believe Ringo took a porn star to court over a trademark infringement claim....
 
2017-09-21 08:19:37 AM  

optikeye: But people that have copyrights have to protect them


That's not how copyrights work.

Also, you can't copyright a person's name.
 
2017-09-21 08:20:39 AM  
There actually is a band called Ringo Deathstarr and they are actually good.
 
2017-09-21 08:22:45 AM  
She is a disgusting person.
 
2017-09-21 08:33:02 AM  
YOCO!
 
2017-09-21 09:15:57 AM  
[OLDFARTOUTRAGE] Yoko Ono saves drowning boy, interferes with gods plan
 
2017-09-21 09:18:23 AM  

Rapmaster2000: There actually is a band called Ringo Deathstarr and they are actually good.


Yeah, but don't go to one of their shows without hearing protection.

One of the loudest bands out of Austin, and they seemingly insist on playing very small rooms. This is both a very good and bad thing.
 
2017-09-21 09:19:01 AM  
Paul McCartTea
 
2017-09-21 09:19:38 AM  
 
2017-09-21 09:25:35 AM  

LewDux: First she kills Paul and now this


Yeah the man is dead.  Can she even enforce a copyright or trademark?
 
2017-09-21 09:39:50 AM  

LewDux: The Beatles' Ringo Starr sues Indonesian company for registering "Ringgo Star" trademark | Coconuts Jakarta | McCartney Times


Ringo has historically be the chillest of the Beatles about this kind of shiat, but that one was pretty blatant and obviously intended as part of actually straight-up defrauding people.

MajorTubeSteak: Yeah the man is dead.  Can she even enforce a copyright or trademark?


Normally the answer would be "maybe" and it would depend on the company in violation being a market competitor to the holder of the original trademark, so it would kind of lean towards "no" since a lemonade doesn't compete directly with a farking record.

Since Yoko apparently trademarked the name in farking 2016, though, the answer is pretty unambiguously just "no" regardless of context.  The lemonade registered first.  They win.  Hell, her filing the trademark was probably not legitimate enough for her to even retain it upon inspection, it's possible that her filing these frivolous actions will result in her losing it.
 
2017-09-21 09:49:46 AM  
We got sick from a
Yellow Subway sandwich,
A yellow Subway sandwich,
A yellow Subway sandwich.
 
2017-09-21 10:04:32 AM  

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War is over if you want it.
Grapefruit are not the only bombs.
Which Yoko again?


I don't think this is the Yoko that preaches peace and forgiveness.

I think this is the Yoko that speaks against Lennon's killer at *every* parole hearing.
 
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