Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Thou shalt not infringe on the Idol trademark
AUSTIN – "American Idol" wants an Austin strip club to take it off. The company that owns the popular television show sued in federal court to stop the weekly "Stripper Idol" contest at Palazio Men's Club. FremantleMedia North America also wants to seize Palazio's profits from the amateur stripping contest.
In its lawsuit against Palazio, FremantleMedia calls "Stripper Idol" a trademark violation that could mislead the public to think the TV show sponsors the event, The Dallas Morning News reported in Tuesday editions.
Oh sure, I'm thinking most reasonable people would think a big time international television production would sponsor a stripping contest in a dirty little Texas town. But we are talking about Texans and they are easily duped into believing the absurd,
like their sports teams are the finest in the universe,
the state of Texas is the cat's ass to live in,
that their state should not be "messed with",
and their young ladies are prettier than the young ladies in Oklahoma.
So on those merits the lawsuit should proceed.