‘Vogue’ Cornish Pub Landlords Triumph Over Authorized Risk By Condé Nast – Deadline

In a victory that can heat the hearts of these championing ‘the little man’ in all places, the homeowners of a pub within the Cornwall countryside, tucked away within the south-westerly most nook of the UK, have stood agency in opposition to Condé Nast in a battle concerning the pub identify – and it’s the world writer who has now stood down.

Mark and Rachel Graham, homeowners of The Star Inn at Vogue, which they named after the hamlet the place it’s located quickly after buying the enterprise 17 years in the past, acquired a letter from Conde Nast’s COO Sabine Vandenbroucke, asking them to rename their pub as a result of, she stated, a connection between the 2 companies was “more likely to be inferred.”

Condé Nast wrote to Mr Graham after the pub was registered as a personal restricted firm on Firms Home, a transfer which alerted the publishers to the identify.

The Grahams initially thought it was a joke by considered one of their locals, however quickly replied, insisting they wouldn’t be altering the identify, and mentioning that the Star Inn has been in place for a whole lot of years.

Mark Graham added in his letter to Condé Nast:

“I presume that on the time if you selected the identify Vogue within the capitalised model you didn’t search permission from the villagers of the actual Vogue. I additionally presume that Madonna didn’t search your permission to make use of the phrase Vogue (once more the capitalised model) for her Nineties music of the identical identify.”

Now, Condé Nast has despatched an additional letter, accepting that the pub just isn’t a major menace to its publishing enterprise. In a letter proven to the Guardian newspaper and BBC, its lawyer wrote:

“You might be fairly appropriate to notice that additional analysis by our crew would have recognized that we didn’t have to ship such a letter on this event.”

Condé Nast stated it was “grateful” for Mr Graham’s letter of reply, and to be taught extra about his enterprise “on this stunning a part of our nation”. It additionally wished the residents of Vogue greatest needs for a cheerful summer season.






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