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Pez Sues Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia

Photograph from What I'm Seeing, which has a nice piece on the California museum. Laughing Squid points to a story in the San Mateo Times detailing the copyright-infringement suit that Pez has brought against the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia. The giant Pez dispenser that Gary Doss and Nancy Yarbrough Doss created that got them into Guinness World Records is at the heart of the lawsuit: Attorneys for Pez Candy Inc. argue that the 7-foot, 10-inch dispenser, which is topped with the head of a snowman, and other uses of the company's trademarked products by the Dosses "deceive the public into thinking that the museum is operating under the authority of Pez."... More

'New York Times' Goes After 'Food Section' Blog Tagline

The New York Times, which has been using the motto "All the news that's fit to print" since 1897, recently sent a cease-and-desist letter to Josh Friedland, proprietor of The Food Section. Friedland had been using as his blog's tagline "All the news that's fit to eat." Citing lack of time and resources, he's not fighting it.... More

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