Lennon themed bar sent legal letter from Yoko

By | Published on Tuesday 12 July 2011

Yoko Ono

A pub owner in Dundee has reportedly been threatened with legal action by Yoko Ono because his establishment is called Lennon’s Bar and is filled with Beatles memorabilia.

According to reports, Mike Craig, who has been running the John Lennon themed bar for five years, and spent thousands on relevant memorabilia, has been sent a cease and desist letter from Ono accusing him of infringing her intellectual property rights, possibly on trademark grounds. The letter demands he change the name of his bar and remove all the Beatles crap from inside.

Craig told reporters Ono’s claim was “ridiculous”, but admitted he didn’t want a legal battle with Lennon’s widow and would likely comply with the demands in her letter, however dubious her legal claims over the bar may be.

If Yoko Ono really doesn’t like bars and cafes and restaurants and hotels and shops trading on the back on Lennon’s legacy, she probably ought to send a cease and desist letter to entire city of Liverpool.