Former Beatle Paul McCartney – known to Sun readers as Macca – has applied to register the surname McCartney for use on goods as wide-ranging as pantihose, waistcoats and vegetarian food. The application was made by his company, MPL Communications, and specifies such disparate items as bath robes, articles of fancy dress, overalls, sports clothing and swimwear. The application also covers meat and poultry, products of which the vegetarian celebrity strongly disapproves. A spokesman for McCartney said the inclusion of meat products was purely defensive. “It would give him protection against his name being used on products he does not approve of” he said. Thanks to our friends at the IPKatfor this (see link details in the next update).