Yoko Ono is threatening to file suit against a small UK company marketing a series of flavored beverages under the name John Lemon. Even though the company insists it does not use images or likenesses of John Lennon, lawyers for Ono contend that it has used some and made inferentail references to Lennon in some social media posts that, in the process, infringed on the John Lennon trademark registered with the European Union. The company's owner does not think the claim has merit, but says fighting the suit is beyond him company's means because an unfavorable decision could leave it responsible for covering Ono's legal expenses as well as its own. Making matters even stranger, the John Lemon trademark was apparently filed withthe EU two years before the John Lennon one was.
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