From the website, the world’s largest Infringing Tall Dispenser. We imagine it would deliver a pellet of food-color-soaked white sugar about the size of a sandbag.
This is why intellectual property laws exist! So annoyingly kitchy candy maker Pez can sue the tiny Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia for trademark infringement.
And do you know what Pez’s lawyers at Alston & Bird are really upset about? It’s the, and I quote from the complaint, “large, stationary, mechanical object in the familiar and protected shape of a PEZ dispenser.”
Adding insult to injury, the suit claims that the giant snowman isn’t really the world’s largest. Says the suit: “As an object neither created nor authorized by Plaintiffs, the Infringing Tall Dispenser is not and cannot be the world’s largest PEZ or a PEZ product of any kind.”
Pez claims that Gary and Nancy Doss are confusing everyone into thinking that the museum has something to do with Swiss-based candy maker. For god sakes, how much money is the Pez museum actually raking in? We at Legal Pad believe that Pez should sweeten up a little and dispense with the silly suit.
— Zusha Elinson