Can A Moron In A Hurry Tell The Difference Between A Nude Model And A Car?

from the I-would-hope-so dept

An anonymous reader sends in word of yet another highly questionable trademark infringement lawsuit, as Toyota, makers of Lexus vehicles has filed a lawsuit against a nude model, who goes by the name Alexus Winston (link is probably NSFW, depending on your work environment). As the folks at Fleshbot note: "Lexus is a line of luxury automobiles put out by Toyota. Alexus Winston is a naked model." Anyone want to volunteer to be the moron in a hurry to prove that it's rather easy to tell the difference between the two?


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    Jeff Rife, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 11:52am

    What's the hurry?

    I would like to take some time to examine this issue in detail to determine if there is infringement.

    I'll need one of each model of Lexus automobile, and the lady in question.

    I'll get back to you in a few weeks.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 11:56am

    Well, I *would* like to ride in both of them....


    HA!

    Thank you, I'm here all week. Tip your waitress, and thank the chef.

     

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    You never know, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 12:21pm

    Oh! Oh! Me! Me! I'll do it LOL.

     

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    Atoyota Moron, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 12:33pm

    I am totally available for this task!!

    Although, I am pretty sure the task will require quite a bit of research into other models to make sure that no nude model could ever be mistaken for a luxery car...which means I will probably need a Lexus to compare against the models.

     

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    Xyro TR1 (profile), Oct 8th, 2008 @ 12:34pm

    OH MAN

    Okay, this tops the laugh factor on the previous article. HAHAHA. I

     

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    danimal, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 12:48pm

    One big similarity

    One big similarity...I can't afford either of them.

     

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    guy one, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 12:55pm

    poke

    ill drive that lexus... but i dont like to poke glasses of water.

     

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    KJ, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 12:56pm

    Clearly the lawyers did this just to see if they could get her in a courtroom with them (especially since the defendant would have to provide full disclosure of their "evidence" to the plaintiff)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 12:58pm

    I once had a roomate named, "Alexus" whom everyone just called, "Lexi", for short.

    But back on story, will Toyota also sue "Lexus Locklear", http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0516911/
    She can be seen in prize winning films, such as "Debbie Does Dallas '99" aka, "Debbie Does Dallas: The Next Generation".

    And what about "Lexi Belle", will Toyota also go after her too?

     

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    Kevin Stapp, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 1:03pm

    More for Toyota to Sue

     

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    Shohat, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 1:05pm

    Hmph

    Ah, the things I'd do to that car...

     

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    J, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 1:21pm

    Nude model

    These guys should hire me to go to every strip joint in Texas to understand the real depth of the issue

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 1:22pm

    great, another corporate entity thinking with it's lawyer organ too much.

     

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    Nick Stamoulis, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 1:22pm

    This...is...absolutely...ridiculous.

    Wow.

    Speechless. WTG Toyota. You've really outdown yourselves this time.

     

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    Bob, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 1:25pm

    You should take all those links

    Send them to Toyota and Lexus.

    Either that or file a "friend of the court" brief to show that Lexus is using "Selective Enforcement" to make the woman change her stage name, and I do doubt it's her real name :)

     

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    Mark Regan, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 1:30pm

    Judicial Scrutiny

    A bit of Judicial Scrutiny is in order. And an Order is hereby Entered Requiring that Depositions be taken in chambers.

    Since, by definition, nudity implies she is "thong-less". It is therefore Ordered that the RIAA shall not be accepted as Plaintiff in this case, on grounds their claim would be valid only if she sang a "thong", which she did not.

    Has she been checked by Alexis.com to ensure she does not have their Toolbar Tracker installed in her browser, which might be a copyright violation? By the way, the Court will need to make a further inquiry to identify the exact location of her browser. Bailiff, please escort the Defendant to Chambers immediately so that this examination may commence. Discovery could take an extraordinary amount of time, so this case is continued.

     

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    CVPunk, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 1:50pm

    Re: Judicial Scrutiny

    Oh come on now... you know it will only take a minute.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 2:05pm

    I was wondering why them headlights had nipples!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 2:31pm

    Someone should let Daimler AG know about this, I'm sure there are some strippers/pron-stars that go by the name Mercedes.

     

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    tom, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 2:35pm

    moron in a hurry says:

    For a split-second, but only for a split-second I thought I saw an expensive vehicle with a nice rack.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 3:39pm

    well, she does seem to have the high beams on.......

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 3:40pm

    I'd like to cross-examine the witness.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 5:28pm

    Re:

    lol

    simple, yet brilliant

    9/10

     

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    Dosquatch, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 5:38pm

    Re:

    Well-built, stylish, holds her value well... OK, fine, I can see how Toyota could be confused ;-)

     

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    John, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 9:02pm

    Toyota should be careful

    I'm no lawyer, but the Lexus logo looks awfully close to the Legion of Super-Heroes logo, which is owned by DC Comics... which is owned by Time Warner. Does Toyota really want to mess with Time Warner in these kinds of lawsuits?

    To be honest, as a comic book fan, I always wondered why Toyota put the Legion's logo at the end of some of their car commercials. ;)

    Lexus logo:
    http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/808440

    Legion of Super-Heroes logo:
    http://www.comixfan.com/xfan/images/covers/dc/dcu/loshv2_12.jpg

     

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    Scott Everard, Oct 9th, 2008 @ 6:08am

    I'm fairly busy but I guess I could volunteer

    I'll take one for the team.

     

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    Anon Cow, Oct 9th, 2008 @ 10:02am

    Actually, it is quite easy to confuse the too. The model has boobs and Toyota's legal counsel are boobs.

     

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    Not A Lexus, Oct 10th, 2008 @ 9:02am

    Class-Action Lawsuit

    I think that all those individuals with a parental given name of "Alexis", "Alexus" and "Lexus" or "Lexi" should form a class-action lawsuit against Toyota for choosing to name the car with the same name as they're entitled to, given the obvious confusion that can arise in normal day-to-day conversation.

    Think of the defamation that can arise, and the damage to a person that can arise from a simple water-cooler comment like a guy taking his Lexus out for a "drive" and the listener relating that to a secretary in the same office!

    Oh, the shame!
    They need to rise up and defend their names!

    (if for no other reason than to prove how stupid this all is...)

    Then, take this to the Vancouver Olympic Committee (VanOC) and slap them in the face for the h*ll they're giving Vancouver, BC businesses for referring to "Olympic" or "2010" without paying royalties...

     

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    blazze (profile), Nov 27th, 2009 @ 1:28am

    THATS MY NAME

    I saw this story tonight when i just decided to goole my name to xee just what it might have said about me and guess what pops up... but hey i take it as a tremendous compliment to Ms. Alexus Winston i think you are beautiful... and i've seen pics tthat say the same thing lol but enough jokin i just wanted to tell te modle that if she ever wanted to meet her name sake im right here in dayton ohio so HOLLA AT YA BOY

     

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