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Two pub owners in the southwestern town of Vogue said they were surprised to receive a letter from the world’s most popular fashion magazine claiming that there could be a “problem.”

Mark and Rachel Graham, who have been running Star Inn at Vogue since 2005, told the BBC a legitimate letter from Vogue publisher Condé Nast, saying, “I suspect the name I’m using causes problems. I’m worried. “

According to Condé Nast, the magazine empire was concerned that members of the “general public” would speculate on the relationship between Vogue and Bar, who is believed to be at least 150 years old.

“Please tell us what business area your company is trading / trying to trade with and whether you want to change the company name so that it doesn’t cause any problems,” the letter reportedly requested.

The letter was sent in March and was asked for a reply within 7 days. The pub seems to have caught the attention of Condé Nast after signing the Business Registry of Companies House in the United Kingdom.

The letter was a prank from a local, but the first was Mark Graham. Realizing that this was not the case, he told Vogue representatives that the town of Vogue had its roots 200 years ago. Condé Nast was founded in New York City in 1909. Graham told the BBC that he considered challenging the publisher by using the name Vogue because “we were here first.”

He also said he had informed Condé Nast that he was considering launching a local periodical and calling it “Vogue Magazine” within seven days on request.

According to the BBC, the publisher replied “thank you” to Graham, and after further consideration, the company replied “I didn’t have to send such a letter on this occasion.”

Condé Nast said the pub’s name “wishes a happy summer” to the pub’s operators as publishers get caught up in the routine process of monitoring national business registries.

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