Ben and Jerry’s Sues Porn Parody, Completely Misunderstand How Porn Parodies Work

09/06/2012 11:07 AM |

These guys hate fun.
  • These guys hate fun.

Ben and Jerry’s is suing the makers of Ben and Cherry’s porn movies.

The trademark infringement and trade dress dilution suit, which seeks a temporary restraining order and recall order, points out that not only is the “Ben & Jerry’s” name allegedly being illegally exploited, but so are its ice cream flavor names and artwork in Cabellero’s videos and box covers. [XBiz]

Ben. Jerry. Corporate overlords from Unilever. Nobody thinks your ice cream company is making pornography. I know you think your “Schweddy Balls” flavor was edgy, bless your hearts, but seriously. Porn parodies are a time-honored tradition, and a compliment to your brand.

Ben & Jerry’s, a brand founded in 1978 and now a division of the British-Dutch Unilever conglomerate, said in the suit that Caballero has created some confusingly similar names, including “American Cream,” borrowed from Ben & Jerry’s flavor “American Dream”; “Hairy Garcia” like its “Cherry Garcia” flavor; and “New York Super Fat and Chunky” similar to its “New York Super Fudge Chunk.” [XBiz]

HOW CAN YOU DEPRIVE THE WORLD OF SOMETHING CALLED HAIRY GARCIA?!?! Also, fact check dot org, the ice cream flavor is AmeriCONE Dream.