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Thursday, November 08, 2007

All he is saying is ...

A lawsuit is flying because Jerry Seinfeld's recently released Bee Movie uses the catchphrase "Give Bees a Chance,". Richie Gerber, known to Howard Stern fans as Cousin Richie, owns an organic skin and hair-care company called BeeCeuticals Organics that claims the phrase as its own. He claims that DreamWorks and Paramount, after initially exploring opportunities to work with Gerber, went ahead and used the phrase to market the movie as if it were their own.

Howard Stern's cousin is crying foul about Jerry Seinfeld's recently released Bee Movie, saying the flick uses his company's catchphrase, "Give Bees a Chance," without permission.

Richie Gerber, known to Stern fans as Cousin Richie, owns an organic skin and hair-care company called BeeCeuticals Organics, and claims in a lawsuit filed late last week in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, that DreamWorks and Paramount, after initially exploring opportunities to work with Gerber, went ahead and used the phrase to market the movie as if it were their own.

"We were talking about co-sponsoring an event, a 'Bee In,' for National Pollinator Week in June," Gerber told MTV News, "and even on that press release, we used that slogan."

"We are not killer bees," Gerber said. "All we want is for them to acknowledge that it's our intellectual property and license it from us. We're worker bees, we'll work with you."

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Anonymous Ian Douglas said...

Um ...

Wouldn't John Lennon have a pretty good claim for prior art there?

9:24 am  

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