Yoko Vs. Lennon

Nobody told her there'd be days like these.

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Nobody told her there'd be days like these. Lennon Murphya little-known singer-songwriter who was named after John Lennonhas found herself at odds with Yoko Ono over who has legal rights to the famous moniker. An attorney for Lennon's widow filed a petition last week with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office seeking to cancel a trademark Murphy took out in 2003 for "Lennon" as the name of her band. The petition cites the "likelihood of confusion" in the marketplace and "dilution" of the music icon's surname. (Lennon itself is a fairly common throughout Ireland and is derived from the Gaelic word Leannon, which means a "lover" or "sweetheart.") The 25-year-old Murphy claims that, as a courtesy, she sought and received Ono's blessing to use the name back in 2000, when she signed with Arista Records. According to Murphy, the label was concerned about the name issue and sent her product manager, Justin Shukat (reportedly the son of Ono attorney Peter Shukat), to approach the prickly 74-year-old artist. Ono supposedly gave her okay, clearing the way for the Tennessee-born Murphy and her eponymous band to release 5:30 Saturday Morning. Read more at Yahoo! News.

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    jahyarain
    Raizer Sabre wrote: how stupid is that, she thinks she has the rights to the name lennon? sounds like she's trying to do a courtney love or something
    man, she taught courtney everything she knows. this is one of the dumbest things yoko has ever done. and u can look it up, she makes courtney look like a saint. anyway, check this out if u want... http://lennon.musiccitynetworks.com/
    the boogieman
    alliwant wrote: Surely one can't have rights to a common name such as Lennon... In that case, dibs on Matthews, Wilson, Dixon and McDonald.
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    alliwant
    Surely one can't have rights to a common name such as Lennon... In that case, dibs on Matthews, Wilson, Dixon and McDonald.
    Raizer Sabre
    how stupid is that, she thinks she has the rights to the name lennon? sounds like she's trying to do a courtney love or something