Lady Gaga threatens to sue British ice cream parlor

 @ibtimes on March 08 2011 1:16 PM
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Lady Gaga topped Bing's Top 10 Most Searched Musician of the year. Reuters

The ice cream parlor in London called The Icecreamists recently came out with an ice cream made of human breast milk and called it Baby Gaga.

This did not fare too well with Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga.

According to PopEater, Lady Gaga's lawyers sent the owners of the ice cream store a legal letter asking them to stop using the name Gaga. In the letter the lawyers wrote that it's deliberately provocative and to many people, nausea-inducing. The letter also stated that the owners are trying 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 lawyers wrote in the letter.

The ice cream parlor owner, Matt O'Connor said the legal threats are unfair and laughable.

We think this is very unnecessary, the whole thing will be over by next week, but we are prepared to fight this in court, he said. 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 parlor. 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.

The Icecreamists used the pop star's name to sell the ice cream for $23 per serving.

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 said.

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