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Ben & Jerry’s Sues Porn Company

America’s favorite Northeastern ice cream fanatics found themselves in a bit of a sticky situation when they discovered that a porn production company had been selling X-rated DVDs with titles and graphics imitating those that grace Ben & Jerry’s famous pints.

Now the creamery (or their parent company, Unilever) has decided to sue—and bring a whole lot of attention to the smut merchants behind such classics as “Boston Cream Thigh” and “Peanut Butter D-Cup.”

We have to ask: Is it really in the company’s best interests to draw this incident out? And is “Hairy Garcia” really any more offensive than “Karamel Sutra” or the infamous Baldwin-inspired “Schweddy Balls?” We do acknowledge that the graphic rip-off is a blatant case of copyright infringement, but we wonder whether the incident will actually “cause confusion in the minds of consumers”–we can’t remember the last time we went looking for “adult entertainment” in the dairy section.

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