Published November 26, 2012
Gordon Ramsay is not winning friends after a move to register The Spotted Pig name in London in order to open up a restaurant with the same name as the beloved West Village eatery owned by Mario Batali, Ken Friedman and chef April Bloomfield, The Post reports.
Ramsay filed a motion last month with a British court to trademark the name. Neither Batali, Friedman or Bloomfield, who is British, have filed a response, but any objections to the motion may be filed within two months.
Chef/author Anthony Bourdain was quick to respond to the news, calling Ramsay’s move “shameful pathetic.”
Bourdain posted on Twitter: “Gordon Ramsay registers name ‘Spotted Pig’ in England? Shatters plans of fellow Brit April Bloomfield? Appropriates brand she built? Nice.”