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Topic: Legal

GoldieBlox Apologizes to Beastie Boys, Saying It Was Naive Rather Than Malicious

Toy company also donates portion of revenue to charity

Four months after it began, the legal battle between GoldieBlox and the Beastie Boys appears to be winding down, as the band has agreed to drop its lawsuit against the…

Georgia Lawyer Makes the Year's Most Ridiculously Badass Local Super Bowl Ad

Jamie Casino's masterpiece

If you weren't bowled over by any of the Super Bowl commercials last night, well, you weren't watching in Savannah, Ga. The folks there, as Tenacious D would say, had…

Divorce Lawyer Ads on YouTube Don't Get Much More Clever Than This

The videos aren't broken, but the marriages are

Even lawyers not named Scott Hoy tend to have trouble coming up with good advertising. Here's an exception—a clever new campaign from Rockville, Md., law firm Esteban Gergely from Grey's…

No One in Sioux Falls or Anywhere Else Knows What the Lawyer in This Ad Is Saying

'Will you please stop?'

Scott Hoy is mad, and he wants you to stop. Will you please stop? The whole thing with the accidents, and the video games, and the backseats? It's not fair.…

Beastie Boys Countersue GoldieBlox, Seeking Profits Earned Off Viral 'Girls' Ad

Legal fight continues over fair use issue

The fair-use fight between Beastie Boys and GoldieBlox isn't over. After sparring several weeks ago over the unauthorized use of the Beasties song "Girls" in a GoldieBlox commercial that went viral,…

GoldieBlox Deletes Beastie Boys Song but Not Without a Few Choice Words for the Band

Saga ends on non-apology

GoldieBlox went from hero to zero in one short week, putting our ad-loving hearts through a roller coaster of emotions. Now, it's belatedly making amends by removing its parody of…

Beastie Boys, GoldieBlox Fight Over 'Girls.' Is It Copyright Infringement or Fair Use?

Rain on the parade

UPDATE 2: The Beastie Boys released this statement Monday:     Like many of the millions of people who have seen your toy commercial "GoldieBlox, Rube Goldberg & the Beastie Boys," we…

Seattle Design Firm Needs Your Help to Fight Disney, Target

Modern Dog says its drawings were stolen

Heading toward the second year of its legal battle against Disney and Target, a small Seattle design firm needs help to keep the fight going. In September 2011, the owners…

Sony Sues Its Vp of Everything, Kevin Butler, for Playing a Wii

Actor Jerry Lambert's rogue Bridgestone ad

It looks like one of the great spokescharacters of recent years has met an ignominious end. Sony is suing Jerry Lambert, the great commercial actor who has played Kevin Butler,…

Apple Really Doesn't Like Other People Using Apples in Logos

Targets German coffeehouse mark

Apple has taken a break from its tech-industry patent bullying to do some more traditional trademark bullying. Its target is Apfelkind, a small German coffeehouse/child's playroom that opened this year…

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