(1) Sainsbury’sI know what you’re thinking. Sainsbury’s? Sainsbury’s would never do such a thing, look how it renamed tiger bread to giraffe bread to make a three-year-old child happy. Well, who knows the thought process behind this scenario, but in 2012, the supermarket launched a legal assault of the company name disputes variety against a corner shop owner. Jel Singh Nagra, owner of a local shop in the Newcastle area, felt the wrath of Sainsbury’s officials, who were displeased with the name of his store – Singhsbury’s. “While I was away on my honeymoon in September 2012, I got a letter saying that Sainsbury’s was threatening to take me to court. In the letter they stated how much this would cost,” Nagra told The Northern Echo. As a result, his family removed the sign during his absence, fearing costly legal repercussions. The shop has remained nameless over the past few years, but that was all changed in June when he renamed the shop Morrisinghs.
According to The Guardian, there are several Singhsbury’s stores across the UK and they’ve never been on the receiving end of company name disputes, so it’s unclear why the Tyneside business was targeted. On the next page, find out which dating app took the company name disputes war to a service designed for threesomes.
Mr Nagra and his customers obviously have good taste so we wish him well 🙂 – Polly— Morrisons (@Morrisons) June 27, 2017
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