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Yoko Ono Wins Lawsuit Against German Bar ‘Yoko Mono’

Yoko Ono Wins Lawsuit Against German Bar ‘Yoko Mono’


A court ruled in Yoko Ono’s favor, and the bar will need to find a new name

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Yoko Ono successfully sued German bar Yoko Mono for using her name without permission.

A German bar called Yoko Mono will have to come up with a new name, because Yoko Ono just won a lawsuit against the owners on the grounds that the bar’s name was too similar to her own.

The bar’s name was no coincidence. It opened 19 years ago in Hamburg, and according to The Local, the owner has another bar in the same city called John Lemon.

Hamburg dive bar Yoko Mono had existed for nearly 20 years with that name, but this summer famous artist and singer-songwriter Yoko Ono filed a lawsuit to make them stop using her name without her permission. Somewhat surprisingly, a Hamburg court ruled this week that “Yoko Mono” was too close to “Yoko Ono,” and the bar would have to change.

A court spokesperson explained that the similar names meant "that it was sufficiently likely that an observer would surmise some kind of link between Miss Ono and the bar."

The court also said the names could not be taken as a mere coincidence.

“I am indeed sad about what is happening here. We hoped that we could keep the name,” owner Nima Garous-Pour said.

Garous-Pour simply covered up the first part of his bar’s signage, and now the establishment goes by just “Mono.” He is still considering the prospect of making an appeal, but for now the bar will just be called Mono. Yoko Ono might not have wanted to be associated with the bar, but many other celebrities have actively tried to break into the food world. Here are 25 famous people who tried and failed to make it in food.


Published: 18:55 BST, 9 September 2019 | Updated: 21:37 BST, 9 September 2019

She once ruled Hollywood as the leading star of the worldwide hit series, Desperate Housewives.

But these days Teri Hatcher, who has seemingly struggled to find consistent acting roles in recent years, is attempting to reinvent herself as a YouTube star.

The 54-year-old shared a new video to her 12,000 subscribers on Monday where she demonstrated a pork chop recipe.

It comes amid renewed spotlight on the Desperate Housewives cast following Eva Longoria's claim that she was bullied by an unnamed actress on set of the hit show, which ran for nearly a decade.

Heating up: Teri Hatcher seemed to know her way around the kitchen as she shared a new tutorial on her YouTube channel this weekend

Teri and Eva worked together with Marcia Cross, Nicollette Sheridan and Felicity Huffman on the Marc Cherry production which ran for eight seasons from 2004-2012.

Longoria penned a heartfelt note supporting Felicity Huffman amid her legal battles as she faces jail time in the Operation Varsity Blues college admissions scandal.


Published: 18:55 BST, 9 September 2019 | Updated: 21:37 BST, 9 September 2019

She once ruled Hollywood as the leading star of the worldwide hit series, Desperate Housewives.

But these days Teri Hatcher, who has seemingly struggled to find consistent acting roles in recent years, is attempting to reinvent herself as a YouTube star.

The 54-year-old shared a new video to her 12,000 subscribers on Monday where she demonstrated a pork chop recipe.

It comes amid renewed spotlight on the Desperate Housewives cast following Eva Longoria's claim that she was bullied by an unnamed actress on set of the hit show, which ran for nearly a decade.

Heating up: Teri Hatcher seemed to know her way around the kitchen as she shared a new tutorial on her YouTube channel this weekend

Teri and Eva worked together with Marcia Cross, Nicollette Sheridan and Felicity Huffman on the Marc Cherry production which ran for eight seasons from 2004-2012.

Longoria penned a heartfelt note supporting Felicity Huffman amid her legal battles as she faces jail time in the Operation Varsity Blues college admissions scandal.


Published: 18:55 BST, 9 September 2019 | Updated: 21:37 BST, 9 September 2019

She once ruled Hollywood as the leading star of the worldwide hit series, Desperate Housewives.

But these days Teri Hatcher, who has seemingly struggled to find consistent acting roles in recent years, is attempting to reinvent herself as a YouTube star.

The 54-year-old shared a new video to her 12,000 subscribers on Monday where she demonstrated a pork chop recipe.

It comes amid renewed spotlight on the Desperate Housewives cast following Eva Longoria's claim that she was bullied by an unnamed actress on set of the hit show, which ran for nearly a decade.

Heating up: Teri Hatcher seemed to know her way around the kitchen as she shared a new tutorial on her YouTube channel this weekend

Teri and Eva worked together with Marcia Cross, Nicollette Sheridan and Felicity Huffman on the Marc Cherry production which ran for eight seasons from 2004-2012.

Longoria penned a heartfelt note supporting Felicity Huffman amid her legal battles as she faces jail time in the Operation Varsity Blues college admissions scandal.


Published: 18:55 BST, 9 September 2019 | Updated: 21:37 BST, 9 September 2019

She once ruled Hollywood as the leading star of the worldwide hit series, Desperate Housewives.

But these days Teri Hatcher, who has seemingly struggled to find consistent acting roles in recent years, is attempting to reinvent herself as a YouTube star.

The 54-year-old shared a new video to her 12,000 subscribers on Monday where she demonstrated a pork chop recipe.

It comes amid renewed spotlight on the Desperate Housewives cast following Eva Longoria's claim that she was bullied by an unnamed actress on set of the hit show, which ran for nearly a decade.

Heating up: Teri Hatcher seemed to know her way around the kitchen as she shared a new tutorial on her YouTube channel this weekend

Teri and Eva worked together with Marcia Cross, Nicollette Sheridan and Felicity Huffman on the Marc Cherry production which ran for eight seasons from 2004-2012.

Longoria penned a heartfelt note supporting Felicity Huffman amid her legal battles as she faces jail time in the Operation Varsity Blues college admissions scandal.


Published: 18:55 BST, 9 September 2019 | Updated: 21:37 BST, 9 September 2019

She once ruled Hollywood as the leading star of the worldwide hit series, Desperate Housewives.

But these days Teri Hatcher, who has seemingly struggled to find consistent acting roles in recent years, is attempting to reinvent herself as a YouTube star.

The 54-year-old shared a new video to her 12,000 subscribers on Monday where she demonstrated a pork chop recipe.

It comes amid renewed spotlight on the Desperate Housewives cast following Eva Longoria's claim that she was bullied by an unnamed actress on set of the hit show, which ran for nearly a decade.

Heating up: Teri Hatcher seemed to know her way around the kitchen as she shared a new tutorial on her YouTube channel this weekend

Teri and Eva worked together with Marcia Cross, Nicollette Sheridan and Felicity Huffman on the Marc Cherry production which ran for eight seasons from 2004-2012.

Longoria penned a heartfelt note supporting Felicity Huffman amid her legal battles as she faces jail time in the Operation Varsity Blues college admissions scandal.


Published: 18:55 BST, 9 September 2019 | Updated: 21:37 BST, 9 September 2019

She once ruled Hollywood as the leading star of the worldwide hit series, Desperate Housewives.

But these days Teri Hatcher, who has seemingly struggled to find consistent acting roles in recent years, is attempting to reinvent herself as a YouTube star.

The 54-year-old shared a new video to her 12,000 subscribers on Monday where she demonstrated a pork chop recipe.

It comes amid renewed spotlight on the Desperate Housewives cast following Eva Longoria's claim that she was bullied by an unnamed actress on set of the hit show, which ran for nearly a decade.

Heating up: Teri Hatcher seemed to know her way around the kitchen as she shared a new tutorial on her YouTube channel this weekend

Teri and Eva worked together with Marcia Cross, Nicollette Sheridan and Felicity Huffman on the Marc Cherry production which ran for eight seasons from 2004-2012.

Longoria penned a heartfelt note supporting Felicity Huffman amid her legal battles as she faces jail time in the Operation Varsity Blues college admissions scandal.


Published: 18:55 BST, 9 September 2019 | Updated: 21:37 BST, 9 September 2019

She once ruled Hollywood as the leading star of the worldwide hit series, Desperate Housewives.

But these days Teri Hatcher, who has seemingly struggled to find consistent acting roles in recent years, is attempting to reinvent herself as a YouTube star.

The 54-year-old shared a new video to her 12,000 subscribers on Monday where she demonstrated a pork chop recipe.

It comes amid renewed spotlight on the Desperate Housewives cast following Eva Longoria's claim that she was bullied by an unnamed actress on set of the hit show, which ran for nearly a decade.

Heating up: Teri Hatcher seemed to know her way around the kitchen as she shared a new tutorial on her YouTube channel this weekend

Teri and Eva worked together with Marcia Cross, Nicollette Sheridan and Felicity Huffman on the Marc Cherry production which ran for eight seasons from 2004-2012.

Longoria penned a heartfelt note supporting Felicity Huffman amid her legal battles as she faces jail time in the Operation Varsity Blues college admissions scandal.


Published: 18:55 BST, 9 September 2019 | Updated: 21:37 BST, 9 September 2019

She once ruled Hollywood as the leading star of the worldwide hit series, Desperate Housewives.

But these days Teri Hatcher, who has seemingly struggled to find consistent acting roles in recent years, is attempting to reinvent herself as a YouTube star.

The 54-year-old shared a new video to her 12,000 subscribers on Monday where she demonstrated a pork chop recipe.

It comes amid renewed spotlight on the Desperate Housewives cast following Eva Longoria's claim that she was bullied by an unnamed actress on set of the hit show, which ran for nearly a decade.

Heating up: Teri Hatcher seemed to know her way around the kitchen as she shared a new tutorial on her YouTube channel this weekend

Teri and Eva worked together with Marcia Cross, Nicollette Sheridan and Felicity Huffman on the Marc Cherry production which ran for eight seasons from 2004-2012.

Longoria penned a heartfelt note supporting Felicity Huffman amid her legal battles as she faces jail time in the Operation Varsity Blues college admissions scandal.


Published: 18:55 BST, 9 September 2019 | Updated: 21:37 BST, 9 September 2019

She once ruled Hollywood as the leading star of the worldwide hit series, Desperate Housewives.

But these days Teri Hatcher, who has seemingly struggled to find consistent acting roles in recent years, is attempting to reinvent herself as a YouTube star.

The 54-year-old shared a new video to her 12,000 subscribers on Monday where she demonstrated a pork chop recipe.

It comes amid renewed spotlight on the Desperate Housewives cast following Eva Longoria's claim that she was bullied by an unnamed actress on set of the hit show, which ran for nearly a decade.

Heating up: Teri Hatcher seemed to know her way around the kitchen as she shared a new tutorial on her YouTube channel this weekend

Teri and Eva worked together with Marcia Cross, Nicollette Sheridan and Felicity Huffman on the Marc Cherry production which ran for eight seasons from 2004-2012.

Longoria penned a heartfelt note supporting Felicity Huffman amid her legal battles as she faces jail time in the Operation Varsity Blues college admissions scandal.


Published: 18:55 BST, 9 September 2019 | Updated: 21:37 BST, 9 September 2019

She once ruled Hollywood as the leading star of the worldwide hit series, Desperate Housewives.

But these days Teri Hatcher, who has seemingly struggled to find consistent acting roles in recent years, is attempting to reinvent herself as a YouTube star.

The 54-year-old shared a new video to her 12,000 subscribers on Monday where she demonstrated a pork chop recipe.

It comes amid renewed spotlight on the Desperate Housewives cast following Eva Longoria's claim that she was bullied by an unnamed actress on set of the hit show, which ran for nearly a decade.

Heating up: Teri Hatcher seemed to know her way around the kitchen as she shared a new tutorial on her YouTube channel this weekend

Teri and Eva worked together with Marcia Cross, Nicollette Sheridan and Felicity Huffman on the Marc Cherry production which ran for eight seasons from 2004-2012.

Longoria penned a heartfelt note supporting Felicity Huffman amid her legal battles as she faces jail time in the Operation Varsity Blues college admissions scandal.


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