Posts Tagged ‘Parody’

Got (fill in the blank)?

We’ve all seen plenty of Got Milk? parodies, so when Mary Kentz decided to create some Got Soy Milk? merchandise for her pet-themed business, she didn’t give it a second thought.

Got Milk Parodies

Well, the California Milk Processors Board thought differently. The Board sent Kentz a cease and desist letter demanding all unsold merchandise and the financial statements of her profits. Kentz, who insists it is a parody, is consulting with her attorneys before proceeding.

Whether this is a parody, making it fair use, or dilution, I don’t know. It’s such a finicky doctrine and doesn’t make much sense to me yet. What do you think? Should she be allowed to profit from her use of this phrase?

Got Soy Milk lawsuit


Bookmark and Share

Advertisements