Beatles star drops trade mark spat with adult toy company

Beatles drummer, Sir Ringo Starr previously filed a trade mark challenge against a trade mark application filed by an adult toy company with a similar name.

The company in question is Momentum Management who produce sex toys, tried to protect the name ‘Ring O’.

Sir Ringo, whose real name is Richard Starkey, filed an opposition with the US Trade Mark Office, claiming that the proposed name was too similar to his name and would therefore tarnish his reputation.

His claim highlighted the name was identical in sound, appearance and pronunciation to his name, for which he does hold trade mark protection.

However, it has now been confirmed that the formal challenge has been withdrawn following an agreement between the parties. It is believed this ensure the brand name cannot be used with there being a space between ‘Ring’ and ‘O’.

The initial trade mark application will therefore likely proceed to registration.

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