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Ringo Starr Drops Legal Fight Against Ring O Sex Toys As Manufacturers Pledge to “Avoid Confusing Activity” | Ents & Arts News

Sir Ringo Starr has dropped a lawsuit against the makers of a sex toy called Ring O.

The Beatles The drummer first challenged the Ring O mark with US authorities in March 2019, claiming it looked too much like his name.

However, he has now withdrawn his complaint after reaching a deal with manufacturers Pacific Coast Holdings and Momentum Management.

The Beatles in 1963 (LR) Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison
The makers of Ring O have agreed not to make any references to associating the product with Starr or the Beatles.

According to the dismissal regulations, Star, 80, has now consented to the use of the name Ring O “only in connection with adult aids and desensitizing sprays, and as long as there is a separation between the word” RING “and the letter” O ” .

For their part, decision-makers have pledged “to avoid any activity liable to lead to confusion”.

They are also committed not to “degrade, tarnish, belittle or denigrate” the name or image of Starr, and not to make any reference or innuendo, or include words or images, associating the product with Starr or the Beatles.

Starr, real name Richard Starkey, has agreed not to register his own Ringo or Ringo Starr brands in connection with adult sexual aids, the termination contract says.

He has not publicly commented on the settlement, which is dated May 5.

Meanwhile, details of Peter Jackson’s long-awaited Beatles documentary Get Back emerged earlier in June, with the Disney + streaming service confirming that it will air for three nights in November.

The film features intimate behind-the-scenes footage of the Fab Four and is compiled from over 60 hours of previously unreleased footage shot in January 1969, shortly before their split the following year.

Jackson, best known for his work on The Lord of the Rings trilogy, spent three years viewing, restoring and editing the footage.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-26 08:10:00

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