The publisher of one of the world’s most famous fashion magazines which threatened to sue a humble Cornish pub over the use of the name ‘vogue’ has admitted it didn’t do its homework. Condé Nast, the owner of Vogue magazine, threatened to sue the Star Inn at Vogue, a hamlet that blends into St Day, near Redruth, over its use of the name ‘Vogue’ which they claimed is their name – even though the pub is more than 200 years old and the village is older still.

The New York publisher’s legal team sent publicans Mark and Rachel Graham a ‘cease and desist’ letter threatening them with further legal action if they didn’t stop using the name Vogue. Mark and Rachel sent a reply back to Condé Nast’s chief operating officer Sabine Vandenbroucke and their put down has taken the internet by storm. The hilarious response laid into Vogue – the magazine – for not bothering to Google the Cornish village’s name.

The 60-year-old Truronian received plenty of support from readers who thought his…

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