Time Warner Lawyers Vs Harry Popper Condoms
Time Warner’s fabled legions of litigators are suing a Swiss condom maker, saying the Magic X “Harry Popper” brand of birth control infringes on the corporation’s multi-billion dollar “Harry Potter” franchise. The Cantonal Court in Schwz, Switzerland is set to rule on whether or not to ban the products next week.
“The image of my client is in danger,” said a lawyer for Warner Bros. “This is clearly a reference to the film and fictional character Harry Potter.
Everyone who sees the condoms automatically thinks of Harry Potter.”
The lawyer for Magic X said: “Our product has nothing to do with Harry Potter.” The brand was launched in 2006 and the name was registered with Swissreg, the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.