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Gordon Ramsay hands UK trademark for ‘Spotted Pig' to April Bloomfield

18 February 2013 by
Gordon Ramsay hands UK trademark for ‘Spotted Pig' to April Bloomfield

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has obtained the UK trademark for the Spotted Pig but has handed it to the owners of the New York gastropub of the same name.

The Michelin-starred Spotted Pig is owned by British chef April Bloomfield, Mario Batali and Ken Friedman.

Ramsay's November application for the UK trademark of the name had caused outrage as it would have prohibited Bloomfield and her partners from expanding their concept to the UK under the Spotted Pig name.

However, Gordon Ramsay International has now given the trademark to them. "We have been liaising with The Spotted Pig in New York for some months, and had arranged for the trademark to be passed to them once it was registered," Gordon Ramsay Holdings told Bloomberg. "This has now happened."

Celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Anthony Bourdain were among those Ramsay's application, with Bourdain labelling the attempt to use the name as "shameful".

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