Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Chicago Trib)   Aunt Jemima heirs are suing Pepsi and Quaker Oats for $2 billion   ( divider line
    More: Strange, Anna Short Harrington, Trademark Office  
•       •       •

2219 clicks; posted to Business » on 09 Aug 2014 at 3:44 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

16 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
2014-08-09 12:52:25 PM  
Waffles > pancakes
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-08-09 12:59:47 PM  
It wasn't until they uncovered in 2013 that Quaker Oats had trademarked Harrington's likeness and picture in 1937 that the family determined that they were owed royalties.

USPTO registration number 0344873 appears to be the one referred to here. It is one of a series dating back to the 19th Century.

Since they waited 77 years to sue they must not consider the case very urgent. The court should schedule the next hearing for 2091.
2014-08-09 01:10:17 PM  
Oh, lawd!
2014-08-09 04:03:20 PM  
I GISed Aunt Jemima. The old ads were interesting.

i.kinja-img.comView Full Size

cerebellumtellum.files.wordpress.comView Full Size

cdn.atlnightspots.comView Full Size
2014-08-09 04:07:08 PM  

jaytkay: I GISed Aunt Jemima. The old ads were interesting.


And yet people scoff at any mention of reparations.
2014-08-09 04:18:00 PM  
They're still bitter about losing out on the proceeds of Uncle Jemima's Pure Mash Liquor acquired by Pepsi years ago.
2014-08-09 04:18:30 PM  
i291.photobucket.comView Full Size
2014-08-09 04:31:36 PM  
oh those heirs. is there anything (else) they CAN do?
2014-08-09 04:46:03 PM  

jaytkay: I GISed Aunt Jemima. The old ads were interesting.

[ image 320x231]
[ image 387x392]
[ image 630x345]

Lulz. Awesome.
2014-08-09 04:56:47 PM  

jaytkay: I GISed Aunt Jemima. The old ads were interesting.

[ image 320x231]
[ image 387x392]
[ image 630x345]

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.comView Full Size
2014-08-09 05:10:11 PM  
I always get confused. Is she married to Uncle Remus or Uncle Ben? They all look alike to me.

static.fjcdn.comView Full Size
2014-08-09 09:38:21 PM  
Please please please show up to court wearing an apron and head wrap.

/just want something lively to happen in court for once.
2014-08-09 10:23:08 PM  

basemetal: Waffles > pancakes

french toast > waffles > pancakes

/topped with fried apples and sauce
2014-08-10 09:14:19 AM  

basemetal: Waffles > pancakes

2014-08-10 03:07:29 PM  
How much of that settlement will go to Professor Goody and Wallace the Waffle Whiffer?
2014-08-10 07:52:43 PM  
Perhaps there can be some sort of mulch-layered settlement, pyramid shaped, or more, triangle-shaped they can use to trade. A "Triangle Trade', if you will.

Perhaps in the end they will get closer to 3/5ths of the settlement they desire.
Displayed 16 of 16 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter

Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.