Tuesday, April 11, 2006


DAMN!! This is just so wrong in just so many ways!

From The Smoking Gun:
APRIL 10--Philip Morris is threatening legal action over the sale of a "Smoking Baby" doll--but not because the tobacco giant is offended by the thought of an infant lighting up, but rather because the diapered cigarette enthusiast appears to be enjoying a trademarked Marlboro. In an April 7 letter to Toy Lounge, an online retailer, Philip Morris attorneys contend that the $5.95 ceramic doll comes equipped with a pack of cigarettes bearing a "logo confusingly similar" to Marlboro's "roof design,"
As pointed out in the article PM's big problem was the potential copyright/trademark infringement, NOT the baby smoking the cigarette. One must wonder what the execs at PM would think of this:

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