‘Vogue’ Cornish Pub Landlords Triumph Over Legal Threat By Condé Nast

In a victory that will warm the hearts of ‘little man’ advocates everywhere, a pub owner in the Cornwall countryside in Britain’s south-west corner stood firm in a fight against Condé Nast Huh. About the name of the pub – and it is the global publisher that has now stood down.

Mark and Rachel Graham, owners of The Star Inn the trendwhich he named after the settlement he had received a letter from, soon after buying the business 17 years ago conde nastoThe COO of Sabine Vandenbrück asked him to rename his pub because, he said, a relationship between the two businesses “is likely to be predictable.”

Condé Nast wrote to Mr Graham after the pub was registered as a private limited company on Company House, a move that alerted publishers to the name.

Graham originally thought it was a joke from one of his locals, but soon responded, insisting they would not change the name, pointing out that the star has been around for hundreds of years.

Mark Graham added in his letter to Condé Nast:

“I think at the time you capitalized the name Vogue, you didn’t get permission from the original Vogue villagers. I also believe that Madonna used Vogue for her 1990s song of the same name. Your permission was not sought to use the word (again in capital letters).

Now, Condé Nast has sent out another letter, acknowledging that the pub does not pose a significant threat to its publishing business. In a letter shown to the Guardian newspaper and the BBC, its lawyer wrote:

“You are absolutely right to note that further research by our team shows that we do not need to send such a letter on this occasion.”

Condé Nast said it was “grateful” for the letter to reply to Mr. Graham, and for learning more about his business “in this beautiful part of our country”. It also wished the residents of Vogue a happy summer.