Fast food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has
threatened legal action against remote country pub, The Tan Hill
A tradition to serve the "Family Feast" turkey meal each Christmas may come
to an end for Tan Hill Inn in Yorkshire Dales, England. KFC claims use of the
name "Family Feast" breaches the registered trademark for its Family Feast meal,
a bucket of chicken, chips, coleslaw, potato and 1.25 litre soft drink.
Tracy Daly, licensee of the inn, which has been a hostelry for over 400
years, says: "They are a multimillion-pound, international organisation and I am
a little lady up a mountain."
Daly received a letter from London solicitors Freshfields warning them to
drop the name. A spokesman for KFC said: "Family Feast is a registered trade
mark of Kentucky Fried Chicken (Great Britain) Limited. KFC devotes significant
resources to promoting and protecting its trade marks.
â€œKFC has spoken to Daly at the Tan Hill Inn and confirmed that it will not
take this case any further. This means that Daly can continue to use the phrase
â€œfamily feastâ€ on the pub's Christmas menu. It's an unusual situation that has
been blown out of all proportion.â€
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