Thursday, March 5, 2015

Food: Catchy, Punny Name Draws Fire Instead Of Customers

Early Bird's Haulin' Oates cereal is being attacked over a name usage lawsuit by Hall & Oates, the musical duo. Hall & Oates claim that Early Bird is "trad[ing] off of the fame and notoriety associated with the artist's and plaintiff's well-known marks," according to BBC News.

The cereal company, based in Brookyn, doesn't appear to be striving to taint the band's name or create any negative publicity. One can only hope it's settled without too much harm to the punners in their marketing department.

Garfunkel & Oates are left out of the suit, despite their ongoing parodying work.

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