Warner Bros. has certainly been aggressive over the years in lawyering up
any time anyone does anything that appears to be Harry Potter related. For example, you might remember when the studio sued to stop
a Bollywood movie called Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors
, which sounded like an Indian version of Home Alone
more than an attempt to copy JK Rowling's creation. Warner Bros. failed
to win that case, but now it's taking on one that might have a bit more life.
Apparently, the company is quite upset and pulling out the legal guns against a condom maker who is offering "Harry Popper" condoms
in Switzerland. While you could have a strong "moron in a hurry" argument that there's no likelihood of confusion here, the condom company's decision to anthropomorphize the condom with round glasses and waving a magic wand in its "hand" probably doesn't help its cause:
I doubt anyone is confused into thinking this is somehow supported by either Warner Bros. or JK Rowling, it certainly does appear to be an attempt to build on the name recognition...