Lionel Richie admits he contacted his lawyers over Adele using the word Hello

Hello, it’s me. You nicked my word!

Soul legend Lionel Richie quipped that he tried to claim trademark on the word “Hello” after Adele’s latest hit.

According to The Sun, Lionel jokes that he wished he’d trademarked the word hello.

“You can’t use my word without my acknowledgement, thank you very much. I have been trying to figure out, from a legal point of view, can you own a word?

“So far all the lawyers have told me, ‘No’. I’ve tried . . . but the association is fabulous!”

Commodores singer Lionel, 66, released Hello on his 1984 album Can’t Slow Down.

It features the famous line: “Hello. Is it me you’re looking for?”

Meanwhile, hero to dumped girls, Adele released her own song called Hello this year.

It features the line. “Hello. It’s me.”

Of course the two songs and videos are fairly different.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s