Wednesday, May 27, 2009


The next time someone talks about so-called "frivolous lawsuits," I do hope this takes top honors as the most ridiculous waste of the legal system in the history of humanity. I swear this sounds like an Onion story:
Brawny and Bounty in Legal Squabble Over Paper-Towel Patterns

Those little quilts on paper towels and toilet paper are turning out to be a very big deal in federal courts.

Procter & Gamble Co. filed suit May 8 against Georgia-Pacific in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati alleging bow-tie patterns in new-and-improved Brawny paper towels infringe the trademark bow-tie shapes in the quilts of P&G's Bounty Extra Soft.

Brawny's "Great New Look" is "an obvious attempt to trade on the goodwill, reputation and commercial success achieved by Bounty Extra Soft," P&G says in its lawsuit.
Methinks P&G is a tad too "self-absorbed," so to speak. Who the heck pays that close attention to the patterns on paper towels?! I think whatever judge can preside over this case without bursting into hysterics should be the next Supreme Court justice.

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