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Monday, May 3, 2004

New School Capitalism

Arnold Schwarzenegger bobbing head doll
Arnold Schwarzenegger bobbing head doll $19.99
Collectors box included. This bobber stands about 8 inches tall.

Arnold's Lawyers- Lavely & Singer have some issues with Bosley Bobbers:

Re: Oak Productions, Inc. v. Ohio Discount Merchandise, Inc: Todd D. Bosley: Bosley Bobbing Head Doll Co.: Toady Bose Fun Products, et al.

Dear Mr. Bosley:

Our law firm is litigation counsel for Oak Productions, Inc. the owner of all publicity rights of Arnold Schwarzenegger, in connection with its substantial claims against Ohio Discount Merchandise, Inc., the Bosley Bobbing Head Doll Co., Toady Bose Fun Products, and all those associated with them (collectively herein, "you") for the unauthorized commercial exploitation of Mr. Schwarzenegger's name, photograph and likeness.

It as come to our attention that you are currently selling a bobbing head doll which features the name and likeness of Mr. Schwarzenegger, along with a "Collectors box" which features the name and numerous, prominent photographs of Mr. Schwarzenegger (collectively, the "Product"). Neither Oak Productions Inc., nor Mr. Schwarzenegger, have ever given you any consent to use his name, photograph or likeness on or in connection with the Product, or any other products or services. Accordingly your outrageous, malicious and tortious actions constitute and unauthorized commercial exploitation of my client's publicity rights, giving rise to numerous legal claims against you and exposing you to substantial liability...

Schwarzenegger bobbing head doll [BosleyBobbers.com]
Schwarzenegger threatening lawsuit over bobblehead doll [TheSmokingGun.com]

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