Lady Gaga is certainly eccentric, but she has her limits. Like for instance when a British ice cream shop called the Icecreamists started selling ice cream made out of human breast milk and calling it Baby Gaga, she put a stop to that right quick. Gaga’s lawyers sent the shop a letter calling the product “deliberately provocative and, to many people, nausea-inducing,” the irony of which was lost on them. (Not that we personally find the Lady nausea-inducing, but, come on.)
The letter from Gaga’s lawyer continued “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 shop’s owner, Matt O’Connor, is prepared for a battle with Gaga though, and responded “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.” Touché, Matt O’Connor. The suit is kind of pointless at the moment, though—the shop had to stop selling the ice cream for the time being because it was banned for health reasons.
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