Hall & Oates Sue Haulin’ Oats

They can't go for that. No can do.


Today in stories that are too good to pass up, classic not-quite-soul duo Hall & Oates have sued a Brooklyn-based company called Early Bird for marketing a granola line called “Haulin’ Oats.”

Why? Because they have no sense of humor:

“…the name and mark Haulin’ Oats is an obvious play upon Plaintiff’s well-known Hall & Oates mark, and was selected by defendant in an effort to trade off of the fame and notoriety associated with the artist’s and plaintiff’s well-known marks.”

No word on whether the company’s made fat-free products called “I Can’t Go for Fat (No Can Do),” but we have to warn any business preparing to name its new cream-topped organic yogurt line “You Make My Cream Come True.”

In barely-related Terrible Puns news, have you witnessed the new #FoodieBandNames trend sweeping Twitter? One of our favorite PR pros weighed in yesterday:

…and of course a bunch of brands did so too:

We would find more, but who has the time?