Yoko Ono Sues Lemonade Company for Trademark Infringement

It wasn't exactly instant karma when Beatle John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, heard about a Polish beverage company's new drink called "John Lemon."
She threatened legal action alleging that it infringed on the trademark of her late husband.
The company has now agreed to change its drink's name to "On Lemon", after lawyers acting for Ono wrote to distributors warning they faced costs of up to €5,000 euros (about $7,358 Cdn) a day and €500 euros for every bottle sold if have a trademark infringement.


Lawyer Hugo Baazinski said the firm was "surprised" by the lawsuit, but said they had made a decision to reach a settlement.
A lawyer working for Ono, Joris Van Manen – also no fan of puns it seems – told the East London Advertiser that the lemonade sellers "were abusing and misusing the legacy of John Lennon to sell their soda".
'I believe they are now going to call the drink On Lemon instead, which is much better'.
Mr Chamera, who runs his business from his flat in Bow, now has to sell all his stock of the artisan lemonade before a ban comes into effect on October 30.