Lady Gaga threatens to sue over 'Baby Gaga' human breast milk ice cream
Lady Gaga wants the makers of "Baby Gaga" ice cream to stop using her name.
March 4th, 2011
08:00 PM ET

Lady Gaga threatens to sue over 'Baby Gaga' human breast milk ice cream

Lady Gaga has threatened to sue the makers of an ice cream made from human breast milk if they don't stop selling the product under the name "Baby Gaga."

News of the flavor's sale in a London sweets shop by a waitress dressed like Lady Gaga raised eyebrows worldwide and led to its confiscation after the Westminister City Council deemed it unfit for human consumption.

That hasn't stopped the meat-wearing entertainer from accusing Covent Garden's Icecreamists of riding her "coattails" to promote a "deliberately provocative" product that many consider "nausea-inducing," according to legal documents filed on her behalf.

In using her name and her image, Gaga - whose real name is Stefani Germanotta - accuses the shop of misleading the public into believing she endorses the concoction of breast milk, vanilla pods and lemon zest.

"The references you are making to Lady Gaga are thus clearly deliberate and intended to take advantage of her reputation and good will," the document states.

Furthermore, "associating the Lady Gaga mark with a food product which may be unsafe for human consumption (owing to the risk of it carrying such viruses as hepatitis) is also highly detrimental" to her brand, according to the document.

Gaga demands that Icecreamists change the name of the ice cream to something that is not "aurally, visually or conceptually similar" to Lady Gaga and to remove all references to Baby Gaga from their website and marketing materials or face an injunction and further legal proceedings.

The owner of Icecreamists, Matt O'Connor, said he intends to fight the allegations, which he calls "preposterous and outrageous."

He also said he plans to continue selling the breast milk ice cream under the name Baby Gaga if he gets the ice cream back from the council.

"We think this is very unnecessary, the whole thing will be over by next week, but we are prepared to fight this in court," he said.

soundoff (282 Responses)
  1. matthew

    Babies should start a class action lawsuit against Stefani for using Gaga. They invented goo goo gaga. She's a thief!

    March 5, 2011 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Read.

      Did you read the article? "News of the flavor's sale in a London sweets shop by a waitress dressed like Lady Gaga..."

      It's not about the word Gaga. It's about intellectual property. You may think Lady Gaga is dumb, and you may be correct, but her lawyers are not.

      March 5, 2011 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      Heaven forbid someone dresses like someone else famous! They'll be sued into poverty.

      March 5, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      @Read.: Are you autistic and therefore lack comprehension of humor? Clearly this person was kidding (and it was funny). So, you good sir, should flip on Comedy Central and familiarize yourself with the concept called "humor."

      March 5, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lil Monster

      u r such an idiot they are using her fame to sell a product that could cause a disease...if she didnt sue them millions of people having that breast milk would of sued her for no reason....u guys r so stupid...im sure most of the people saying she is a theif or is stupid for sueing them have a mental issue...

      March 6, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. ROCKWOOD

    That's nassy.

    March 5, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. steeve-o

    Mmmmm.... sounds tasty. I always wanted to try making a cappuccino with human breast milk.

    March 5, 2011 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. George

    I think that Gaga is nothing more than a freak of nature who needs to be sealed up in her egg and set adrift in the middle of the Ocean with a very small leak. She's not pretty at all, and as far as fashion goes.... YUCK!!!!!

    March 5, 2011 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. Crunchy Mom

    I'm sorry, Lady Gaga, but I thought that babies were saying 'Ga Ga' for countless generations before you came about and decided to adopt that name. Baby and GaGa go together, and I doubt the makers of BREAST MILK ICE CREAM, which you obviously have no connection to because you 1) have no children and 2) apparently think breastfeeding is gross and 'nausea-inducing'. I really don't think they were thinking of Lady GaGa when they named their product.

    March 5, 2011 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
    • alicia

      hello my name is alicia baker and i like lady gaga and honestly no body knows where she came from no body knows how hard she worked to get where she is now and this is a case where peopel can get a illness that can probebly kill them and babys realy dont say gaga as there first word that offen cause my firs word was daddy so its not just about them using her name its also not just that the employe is dressing like her ITS THE PONT THAT THIS ICE CREAM CAN KILL PEOPEL AND I THINK LADY GAGA is a very talented women with good looks as well and she also was one of the peopel u whent to hadi aftter the earth quake includeing rihanna justn beber and usher .

      March 7, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bob

    This proves it. Lady Gaga is not crazy; she's not psycho, and she's not some lost soul like various Hollywood types. She's a sophisticated businesswoman who knows exactly what she's doing.

    March 5, 2011 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  7. Tom

    Not sure if anyone has noticed, but she kind of looks like "Barf" from "Spaceballs" in that pic...lol Of course i guess thats kind of fitting seeing that she makes lots of people want to "Barf"......

    March 5, 2011 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
    • alicia

      i think tom that u are just jelaous because u can be as famouis as her right now lady gaga is a tallented women thats all i have to say ..................

      March 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jamie

    What a cry baby. You would think she would have a better sense of humor than this.

    March 5, 2011 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  9. Austn

    George please go back to sucking your thumb, this is grown up time, some one will change your diaper soon, let the grown ups talk now.

    March 5, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  10. Ron Cooper

    I was sooo exited... then I found out you can't buy the stuff. /boooooo

    March 5, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jude

    Hey, Lady Gaga, you don't own the word "gaga". It's a nonsense word that babies say. Maybe Queen should sue you? They wrote "Radio Gaga" likely before you were even born.

    March 5, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  12. Hello

    I am going to name myself hello and then sue anyone who says hello! What an egotistical b.

    March 5, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  13. mjg

    Interesting that the Westminister city council deemed " human breast milk" ice cream not safe for human consumption! HELLO!! they processed the milk in the same manner they process cows milk. No mammal needs milk after they finish nursing. A better idea for everyone concerned about green house gases- human milk. crap – population control. WAKE UP people!

    March 5, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • anjela

      Agree! The only really interesting thing about this article is the fact that "Westminister City Council deemed it unfit for human consumption"
      Are human babies not really humans? And if breast milk s unfit for human consumption, how did the human species survive?
      The rest is crap info and evidence of how utterly (or 'udderly') people are out of touch.
      What I really don't get is why people are OK with consuming milk from other mammals...made to nourish the babies of those mammals, but grossed out by milk made to nourish our own offspring. Cow's milk? Really? Thats disgusting. LAdy Gaga...what is that anyway...nevermind, don't care.

      March 5, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  14. Dan

    Queen's hit "Radio Gaga" is copy writed so perhaps Queen should sue Lady Gaga for misusing their song lyrics?

    March 5, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  15. jimbo

    I would sue them too. Ice cream made with human breast milk is a bad idea at best. This inspires me to create an elite anti terrorist security unit to hunt down extremists named after another famous person. I will call my company Bush Wackers World Security.

    March 5, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
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