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(Uproxx)   Columbia pictures sues the owners of "Ricky Bobby's" Breastauarant for super-mega copyright infringement   (uproxx.com) divider line 13
    More: Silly, Talladega Nights, Columbia Pictures, Will Ferrell, Dallas Observer, Comin, owners  
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2014-03-11 09:21:33 AM
Call it "Ricky Bobby's Pub" and have a British neighborhood pub theme? Not likely you get sued. Pairing the name with a NASCAR theme and references to the movie? Yeah, that's a wee bit different, mate.
 
2014-03-11 09:24:22 AM
GOOD.
 
2014-03-11 09:25:42 AM
i have seen this establishment on 820, and a huge sign for it on the outside of texas motor speedway as i passed by on 114. i assumed it was a legit movie tie-in. i even thought it was a budding chain. never knew it was a one-off copyright infringing place
 
2014-03-11 10:56:46 AM

bungle_jr: i have seen this establishment on 820, and a huge sign for it on the outside of texas motor speedway as i passed by on 114. i assumed it was a legit movie tie-in. i even thought it was a budding chain. never knew it was a one-off copyright infringing place


Same here.  They're definitely going to lose this one, based on what I have seen just driving by.  I thought that the studio or Will Farrell had something to do with the place.
 
2014-03-11 11:36:22 AM
Zzzzzzzz.
 
2014-03-11 11:43:51 AM
Will Amy Adams dance there and make me as hard as a diamond in an ice storm?
 
2014-03-11 11:48:38 AM
<i>a fine Fort Worth establishment featuring a Nascar out front</i>

Does the writer like to watch pro football, so he can see "the NFLs" play football? Is LeBron James his favorite NBA?
 
2014-03-11 12:11:27 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: <i>a fine Fort Worth establishment featuring a Nascar out front</i>

Does the writer like to watch pro football, so he can see "the NFLs" play football? Is LeBron James his favorite NBA?


That's a nascar. yeah, real nas.
 
2014-03-11 01:05:56 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: <i>a fine Fort Worth establishment featuring a Nascar out front</i>

Does the writer like to watch pro football, so he can see "the NFLs" play football? Is LeBron James his favorite NBA?


Rolled my eyes and closed the link right there.
 
2014-03-11 01:29:00 PM
"Please be 18..."
 
2014-03-11 04:49:41 PM
Do the waitresses only turn left?
 
2014-03-11 09:10:02 PM
While I appreciate the viewpoint that copyright owners must defend their intellectual property, it's often done in a way that really doesn't make sense, often in ways that make lawyers really rich and everyone else (ie: people who don't have a full understanding of IP law) poor.

In this case, there is a clear association between the restaurant and the movie, implying endorsement of some sort, especially since that movie was at least moderately successful. But, considering that the restaurant owners are more than likely fans, one would think that there'd at least be an opportunity for licensing or something that doesn't result in bad PR for the IP owner.
 
2014-03-11 09:25:06 PM

Toquinha: While I appreciate the viewpoint that copyright owners must defend their intellectual property, it's often done in a way that really doesn't make sense, often in ways that make lawyers really rich and everyone else (ie: people who don't have a full understanding of IP law) poor.

In this case, there is a clear association between the restaurant and the movie, implying endorsement of some sort, especially since that movie was at least moderately successful. But, considering that the restaurant owners are more than likely fans, one would think that there'd at least be an opportunity for licensing or something that doesn't result in bad PR for the IP owner.


Maybe the IP owner blew them off when a request was made.
 
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