Lady Gaga Threatens to Sue Makers of Breast Milk Ice Cream Over Its Name, 'Royal Baby Gaga'
Lady Gaga is reportedly threatening to sue The Licktators, the London-based makers of a breast-milk ice cream that takes its inspiration from the “Bad Romance” singer.
The ice cream company launched the flavor “Royal Baby Gaga” earlier this year to mark the birth of Prince William and Duchess Catherine’s second child, Princess Charlotte.
The ice cream is made from human breast milk, vanilla and lemon.
According to reports, the pop star’s reps have sent a cease-and-desist letter to the dairy manufacturers, alleging that the product’s name infringe on the singer’s trademark, according to NME.
The Licktators, took to Facebook and said: “The Licktators are opposing Gaga on the basis that the disputed word ‘Gaga’ is not a word she can claim copyright on, having a meaning of its own in the Oxford English dictionary as well as being a sound that babies commonly make - therefore having a direct relevance to breast milk ice cream."
They also mentioned: "Further, Lady Gaga admits taking the word “Gaga” from the Queen song, Radio Gaga.”
The company's ice cream maker, Matt O'Connor, said in a statement: “We don't lick boots and won't be dictated to, however we are sending complimentary tubs of our ice cream to Lady Gaga for chilling out to as a gesture of peace and goodwill.”
Lady Gaga herself has not commented on the matter.
This is not the first time the "Just Dance" singer threatened legal action against an ice cream company. In 2011, Gaga told The Icecreamists, a store in Central London that was making a breast-milk ice cream called "Baby Gaga" to stop selling the flavor.
That shop was also run by Matt O'Connor who would eventually operate The Licktators.
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