Yoko Ono Threatens To Sue Over John Lennon Themed Pub

Yoko Ono is reported to be suing the owner of a bar that is dedicated to the memory of her late husband John Lennon.

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Want ice with that court order? Yoko Ono is reported to be suing the owner of a bar that is dedicated to the memory of her late husband John Lennon.

Mike Craig, from Dundee, Scotland, is reported to have been sent a legal letter accusing him of copyright infringement - after he claims he spent spending thousands of pounds on Beatles memorabilia decorating Lennon's Bar.

According to Jam Showbiz (via NME) the letter from Ono's lawyer has demanded he remove all the memorabilia and rename the bar within 14 days.

"It's ridiculous", he said. "The pub's been called Lennon's for about five years, but the signs will be removed this week."

Three years ago, it was reported Ono's legal team had sued Lennon Murphy over her name. It was later revealed her legal team had objected when she had applied to the US trademark office for exclusive musical performance rights for the name Lennon.

Watch Yoko Ono perform "I'm Going Away Smiling" below:

Thanks for the report to Spinner.com.

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    Platt3
    killyerscene wrote: We live in a country, where John Lennon takes six bullets in the chest, Yoko Ono was standing right next to him and not one ****ing bullet! Explain that to me! Now we've got twenty-five more years. Yeah, I'm real ****ing happy now, God. I'm wearing a huge happy hat, Jesus Christ! I mean Stevie Ray Vaughan is dead, and we can't get Jon Bon Jovi in a helicopter. Come on, folks. -- Denis Leary
    That's a Bill Hicks joke, btw. Leary stole it.
    Nick Curleo
    stepco12345 wrote: *Checked* Flaming Yoko will do you no good guys...
    As though this article wasn't put up here for that specific reason. Give me a ****ing break.
    Destinyrider22
    MR.Shamanistica wrote: Daaaamn. She's one crazy mutha-****in bitch. On the bright side, Lars has found his soul-mate.
    lmao +10
    TheLostOne71
    logicbdj wrote: You have to consider the following (and if it was you and if your husband/wife was the famous one now dead)... if you let this go, there could be Lennon bars sprouting up all over the place. What wrong with that? If you lose control over a person's image then it can become a mockery (Lennon condoms)... or if something happens (slip and fall, drunk from the bar then driving and killing someone), a lawsuit aimed toward the Lennon estate. And why not... it was allowed for the bar to use the image and name of Lennon; that alone can be considered affiliation. It may sound a bit exaggerated, but in today's corporate/lawsuit world, it's not.
    She should think of this as free advertising. Young people will be influenced to buy albums and lennon merchandise, therefore making her money. If they came up everywhere? Thats just more advertising. She just needs to chill. If John Lennon were alive and people told him bars were idolizing him, he'd probably a say, "Right on man." Cause it's just helping spread his message through his music and memory.
    TheLostOne71
    Trent Armitage wrote: maybe this is why the united states bombed japan
    This comment made my night.
    jarred033019
    This chick is completely ****ed in the head. I bet that Lennon Murphy person has nothing to do with John Lennon. I bet it was just a coincidence they've got the same name and she's getting legal letters just because of a name? This bitch is just in it for the sake of collecting money from randoms on any possible grounds of violation she can ****ing think of. [quote]TheLostOne71 wrote: Trent Armitage wrote: maybe this is why the united states bombed japan buddy, you're ****ing right! :p loving the comment though
    Dpullam
    joestrat5000 wrote: she should be happy her late husband's being honored
    This.
    vinc3nt
    Yoko has always pissed me off, she controlled john and ultimatley split up the band, For example when George Harrison was playing the concert for Bangladesh, he invited the former beatles to perform, and John said he would onlyplay if yokos band could perform as well. When George said they couldnt, John never played. Fuck yoko.
    Caribousunking
    vinc3nt wrote: Yoko has always pissed me off, she controlled john and ultimatley split up the band, For example when George Harrison was playing the concert for Bangladesh, he invited the former beatles to perform, and John said he would onlyplay if yokos band could perform as well. When George said they couldnt, John never played. Fuck yoko.
    Not entirely correct. George invited John to play but said he didn't want Yoko to perform, this annoyed John and so he didn't perform. First time George met Yoko he was rude to her. Also, Yoko did not split the Beatles. Yes, she was a contributer, but so was Linda. So was the fact they couldn't agree on a manager to replace Epstein. Paul and George were bickering because Paul was becoming more controlling in the studio and writing Georges guitar parts for the songs that he wrote. John was coming in for a load of shit for his political views and the fact that he married an asian woman. In the end, they all wanted to do their own thing. To blame a single woman for the break up of a band is lazy and unoriginal. As for saying John was controlled by Yoko, that's a pretty presumptious comment. John was insecure and needy and wanted to be loved. Hardly Yokos fault. John and Yoko loved each other. That's all there is to it. People can whine all day long about Yoko and her flaws but we all have flaws, including John who was no angel by any means. One final thing, before i'm labelled as a Yoko lover or something, i'm merely pointing out the facts. I don't agree with her actions regarding this article but I certainly wouldn't wish her dead. And those who claim to be Lennon/Beatles fans who do wish her dead....well...to quote the man himself - "How do you sleep?"
    epiphail
    what kind of instrument is the woman playing that has the airy sound?
    dancelikeafish
    Far out, I cant stand this woman. The only thing that that I don't like about John's solo albums is that most of the songs are about her..
    jannick
    Sir-Shredalot wrote: Money grabbing bitch. There has been a John Lennon themed pub in edinburgh for about 30 years lol!!
    better hope she dosen't use this website too...
    ELLIOTT_ANGELA
    This woman and Gene Simmons must have something in common.... Oh yea... No one gives a sh1t...
    judo_john
    ProgJazzMath wrote: rocker222 wrote: wow the shes the ultimate troll laddies and gents. maybe if we leave her alone she will go back to her bridge and eat some billy goats. Quote of the century.
    Surely she'd just eat other Beatles. Then make a big fuss about it.
    Joker-82
    I FREAKING HATE HER! she actually tries to be more famous than Lennon, she is just a shadow, an annoying shadow. I wish you die.
    necrosis1193
    I'm a big John Lennon fan. Favourite Beatle, one of my life heroes, love his solo work, love his voice, love his writing, all of it. Yoko, what the hell is with this shit? Seriously, I can say that, as a fan, I actually like the idea that this Beatles fan/pub owner decorated his pub in honour of the Fab Four, and whether or not there's a connection in the name, it was called Lennon's. This was needless and is more of a detriment to John's legacy than having a damn pub with his name on it and his face in it would be.
    RockettBoy
    :/ I don't understand why she would sue someone who would respect John Lennon that much. I feel like she's angry all the time but that's probably just me.
    !Mike!
    bush_slayer_07 wrote: i've never seen a more awkward performance of any song ever than the song i just watched with the man-ogre-woman singer and the asian troll singer....creepy
    hahahahahahaha so true like wtf did i just watch
    !Mike!
    Trent Armitage wrote: maybe this is why the united states bombed japan
    LOL so many funny comments in this article
    xpt93
    I can't believe that, she's such a bitch, not even Gene Simmons would do that (well maybe).
    91RG350
    All the sheep get on the Courtney Love bandwagon as usual... Courtney loved Kurt and made a few erratic judgements after his death. I'd like to see everyone here act totally rationally after the death of their spouse, or their parents. Why shouldnt she make royalties etc from Kurts estate? At least its better than the cluster f*ck that is the estate of Michael Hutchence, for example If only she was as perfect as everyone on this site. Oh no..hang on... she never visits this site...she's a working musician...
    slipknotnskullz
    Jesus christ what a bitch! Shes ****ing pathetic and can't sing for shit, so now shes going to sue somebody HONORING her husband?! Shes a disgrace to Lennon...
    ProgJazzMath
    rocker222 wrote: wow the shes the ultimate troll laddies and gents. maybe if we leave her alone she will go back to her bridge and eat some billy goats.
    Quote of the century.
    killyerscene
    We live in a country, where John Lennon takes six bullets in the chest, Yoko Ono was standing right next to him and not one ****ing bullet! Explain that to me! Now we've got twenty-five more years. Yeah, I'm real ****ing happy now, God. I'm wearing a huge happy hat, Jesus Christ! I mean Stevie Ray Vaughan is dead, and we can't get Jon Bon Jovi in a helicopter. Come on, folks. -- Denis Leary
    SUICIDEXX666
    this is stupid it just like having a store name after kurt kobain and have Courtnyey Love destory that store
    rocker222
    wow the shes the ultimate troll laddies and gents. maybe if we leave her alone she will go back to her bridge and eat some billy goats.
    Penn100
    Yeah, how very hippie and Beatles-spirited to sue other people to get money.
    Caribousunking
    The guy is obviously a Lennon fan and is honouring Lennon by setting up his bar in this fashion. What's the problem? Oh...Yoko isn't making any money out of it. She'd probably say John didn't make music so it would be honoured in this way. Well, John didn't write the song Revolution so it would appear on a Nike commercial either. Nor would he want to be attributed to a car commercial, but it happened.
    Attack&Release
    Everyone saying Yoko Ono should drop dead is a Beatles fan, and by extension a John Lennon fan, which means your vile comments go against two things he believed in: Peace and Love.