My oh my. The publicity rights lawsuits by estates of famous dead actors continue. We'd already covered how the estate of Humphrey Bogart had sued over a Bogart line of couches
and the estate of Marlon Brando had sued over a Brando line of boots
. Shake those two stories up together... and you get a new lawsuit, again from the Brando estate, complaining about a Brando sofa
and how it violates Marlon Brando's publicity rights and trademarks. Can't you see the similarity?
I'm wondering what moron in a hurry sees any similarity or would be confused here?
* Separately, on the headline, I actually came up with this headline independently, but as I was preparing this I saw that The Daily used the same line. It's too tempting not to use it, but did want to acknowledge that they got it out first...