Jeremy Clarkson ‘Threatened With Legal Action By YouTuber Over Catchphrase’

Jeremy Clarkson Legal Action: The star has reportedly been 'threatened over trademarking a catchphrase' by a YouTuber.
Credit: @jeremyclarkson1/Instagram & I Did A Thing via YouTube

Jeremey Clarkson, who recently made a beer advert that was deemed ‘too offensive for TV,’ has reportedly been ‘threatened with legal action’ by a YouTuber after trademarking a catchphrase.

The 61-year-old, who has temporarily closed his Diddly Squat Farm shop, often says ‘I did a thing’ on his hit Amazon show. However, it happens to be the name of Alex Apollonov’s channel, which has almost 2.7million subscribers.

The popular content creator has now hit out at the presenter in a string of tweets, telling him ‘two can play at this game’ and that he should ‘watch out’. 

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Reportedly, Apollonov said: “Oi!! @JeremyClarkson GET F***ED!”

He then shared a screenshot of himself attempting to trademark the phrase ‘Jeremy Clarkson,’ adding: “TWO CAN PLAY AT THIS GAME!

“My cousin’s girlfriends sister is a lawyer and she is pretty good. You better watch out.”

Despite Apollonov’s rant, Clarkson has yet to publically speak out about the claims. 

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Jeremy Clarkson has reportedly been ‘threatened with legal action over trademarking a catchphrase’ which he says on his show. Credit: @diddlysquat.farmshop/Instagram

However, it’s believed that Clarkson has applied for the trademark under his farm’s company name, Curdle Hill Farm Ltd.

Reportedly, It was filed in October 2021 under the category of chemical products, paper goods and printed material, houseware and glass products, and clothing products.

According to The Sun, a source said: “Jeremy is aware his catchphrase has taken off since he started his Amazon farm show, which has picked up a cult following.

“He sees it as a bit of an asset and feels, ‘Why allow other people to financially benefit from it when he can?'”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.