Sex Pistols Claiming Trademark Infringement? Because Selling Out Is So Punk Rock
from the god-save-the-cream dept
I first heard about the Icecreamist's "Sex Pistols: God Save the Cream" ice cream + absinthe monstrosity (served out of an IV drip?!?) a few weeks ago when my friend Jean had one for breakfast (wait... breakfast?!?). Either way, it was amusing to see ice cream go punk rock/extreme. However, apparently the rights holders for the Sex Pistols are none too pleased. Lawrence D'Oliveiro (without a link!) alerts us that the Sex Pistols are threatening legal action over the ice cream. Now, my guess is that the Pistols have a decent enough trademark claim here. The menu in Jean's photos clearly show the drink called "The Sex Pistol" with the tagline "God Save the Cream" (a play on the Pistol's "God Save the Queen"). However, it doesn't seem particularly punk rock to be filing trademark infringement lawsuits, does it? As the Icecreamists are saying:
"We are a bit dumbfounded that a group that made its reputation for being banned is trying to ban one of our ice creams and claim copyright over the national anthem and the Queen."