Lady Gaga Threatened To Take Legal Action Against Baby Gaga Ice Cream Maker

By on Mar 6, 2011 in Business, Food, Hollywood, Music Comments

Lawyers of Lady Gaga reportedly threatened legal actions against The Icecreamists Limited, the makers of breast milk ice cream named Baby Gaga, several international news sites reported today.

Baby Gaga Ice Cream
Baby Gaga Ice Cream
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According to reports, Lady Gaga‘s lawyers gave the manufacturers until 16:00 GMT Wednesday to change the name of their Baby Gaga product. They must also “cease and desist from in any other way associating with Lady Gaga any ice cream you are offering,” the letter from the law firm Mishcon de Reya said.

Lady Gaga‘s lawyers accused the manufacturer of riding Gaga’s “coattails.” “The references you are making to Lady Gaga are thus clearly deliberate and intended to take advantage of her reputation and good will… Associating the Lady Gaga mark with a food product which may be unsafe for human consumption (owing to the risk of it carrying such viruses as hepatitis) is also highly detrimental,” the letter said.

Meanwhile, Matt O’Connor, the store owner insisted that he has been unfairly targeted and told Britain‘s Evening Standard that he is ready to fight this in court.

“We think this is very unnecessary, the whole thing will be over by next week, but we are prepared to fight this in court… This is a David versus Goliath battle. I’m convinced we will eventually win. The world’s biggest superstar has taken umbrage with the world’s smallest ice-cream parlour. For Lady Gaga to accuse us of stealing her image is laughable when you consider how much she has borrowed from popular culture to create her look and music. She also seems to have forgotten that since the dawn of time, the word gaga has been one of the first discernible phrases to come from a baby’s mouth. This is why we chose the name,” O’Connor was quoted saying.

O’Connor even said that they already applied to register the trademark “Baby Gaga“. “As for her assertion that our product is distasteful, perhaps she should reflect on her blood-spurting performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, or the fact she wears clothes fabricated from the flesh of dead animals. We have applied to register the trademark Baby Gaga and are confident we’ll secure this,” O’Connor added.



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