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 Telegraph is reporting:

“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.

 


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