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  • If I used a non-trademarked but very famous pop artist name….
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    …for a product, could I be sued?

    Premier Icon sweepy
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    Like ‘princes’ salmon?

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    Like, for example, calling a curry sauce sachet ‘Baby Spice’.

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    Chas or Dave?

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    If it hasn’t been trademarked fill your boots.

    They may try and take you to court but one is an ex pop star which is unliley to be be confused with a sachet of curry

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    Bowie knife?

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    Is it Gary Glitter?

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    Better not be anything punk.

    Lawyers be lawyering hard…..

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    Hope you aren’t naming anything after a town in northern France

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    What about a punk FROM a town in Northern France?

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    I used to sell ‘Skinead o’Connor’ branded hair clippers, I didn’t get sued but no one wanted them because of the horrible noise they made.

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    What about a punk FROM a town in Northern France?

    *Releases lawyers*

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    Possibly – first double check UKIPO to make sure it’s not a registered TM. If not then they’d have to rely on the common law tort of “passing off” – quite hard to successfully bring an action under passing off, but you wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end if said well known person is stroppy.

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    Andy Warhol? Or Peter Blake?

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    Gin Morrison?

    Premier Icon Whathaveisaidnow
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    David GedgeCutters?

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    Nico – Member
    Andy Warhol?

    😀

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    Joe Cocker-leekie soup?

    Premier Icon Whathaveisaidnow
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    Fish …would be fine…

    Premier Icon Whathaveisaidnow
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    Brian MayFlyKiller?

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    Meat Loaf.

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    Single blade razor named after a guitarist?

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    Captain Beefheart’s Salted Beef Hearts?

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    We used to have a mobile snack wagon that came around called Jason’s Donervan…
    Don’t think they where ever sued.. 😉

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    …but you wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end if said well known person is stroppy.

    Aye, I’m wondering if it’d be more hassle than it’s worth.

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    Go on then, give us the real one if you aren’t going to use it

    Premier Icon Leku
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    Gin-ger Spice?

    Premier Icon Kit
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    Go on then, give us the real one if you aren’t going to use it

    Heh, not a chance. Not until I’ve TM’d it 😆

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    Single blade razor named after a guitarist?

    Slash?

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    The Jam

    Marmalade

    Creme Brulee

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    Around here there is a driving instructor called Samuel Jackson. On the advertising he puts a learner plate ‘L’ in the middle.

    Also as a sidebar I’ve seen local adverts for a dog grooming service called ‘Doggy style’. What is up with that?!

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    A new brand of toilet tissue called Lou Rawls?

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    La Roux sauce?

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    Suggs Plugs?
    Simon Le Bon bon bons?
    Phil Oakey veneered doors?

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    Bowie knife?

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    Serious answer – If it might be implied that the famous person has endorsed your product then I believe you can be sued for trading off of their name, regardless of whether they have trademarked it.

    Joke answer – Bruno Mars Bars?

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    Hairy Styles for the bearded gentleman?
    Peter Andrex (shit)
    Fuel your fire with Cheryl Cole

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    Diana Doors?
    Bill Gates?
    Jimmy Nail?
    Edwardwood Wood?

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    Bowie knife?

    Bin dun, over a century ago c1830.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowie_knife

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    I think I knew that, hence the post 🙂

    Although that’s a bewie knife if you believe John Wayne.

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