The family of the late Cistercian Monk Friar Tuck has reportedly trademarked his moniker with the intention of suing Newry & Banbridge based restaurant ‘Friar Tuck’s’ who infringe upon the trade mark with their name and food products.
Friar Tuck’s family from Sherwood Forest, Nottingham, says that they are outraged after learning the Newry Company is using their late ancestors name for monetary gain.
Friar Tucks great,great,great grandson told Newry Spud:
“We are perplexed and saddened to learn that a company in Newry has been using our late ancestor’s name to sell their chicken burgers and snack boxes.
Did our great, great, great, great grandfather really serve Robin Hood and his band of merry men putting his own life at risk for someone to name a restaurant franchise after him and peddle fast food? I think not.”
Mr Tuck’s family met with solicitors in hopes that a settlement can be reached without going to court.
“I don’t want this fast food outlet to go out of business, I just want them to change the name of the product to something else, and let our ancestor rest in eternal peace,” said Jimmy Tuck a family spokesman.
Representatives for Friar Tuck’s could not be reached for comment.