No More Ben & Cherry’s

Not so counterculture after all, are they? (Ben and Jerry actually sold out to corporate food producer Unilever years ago). Tiffany Hsu reports for the LA Times:

The pornographic exploits of “Ben & Cherry” in titles such as “Boston Cream Thighs,” “Peanut Butter D-Cups” and “Chocolate Fudge Babes” will temporarily simmer down following a court order won by similarly named ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s.

The Vermont company, known for frozen treats such as Boston Cream Pie, Peanut Butter Cups and Chocolate Fudge Brownie, sued Caballero Video this week and persuaded a federal judge in Manhattan to block the porn producer from marketing or selling Ben & Jerry-esque titles for now.

This, of course, is the same sweets company that offers flavors such as Cherry Garcia, Imagine Whirled Peace, Phish Food and more word and name-play options. And we’d be remiss if we forgot Ben & Jerry’s saucier choices, such as Karamel Sutra and Schweddy Balls.

Some of the ice cream maker’s containers have been emblazoned with the tagline “Size Matters.”…

[continues in the LA Times]


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9 Comments on "No More Ben & Cherry’s"

  1. Quirk of Copyright law. Ben and Jerry’s has to fight any apparent infringement no matter how slight or risk losing to a true infringement when the trespasser points out that Ben and Jerry’s didn’t defend their marks from other more minor trespassers. 

    • VaudeVillain | Sep 8, 2012 at 9:42 am |

      Minor nitpick: you’re talking about trademark law, not copyright law.

  2. Apathesis | Sep 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm |

    Unilever ruined Breyer’s ice cream.

  3. Apathesis | Sep 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm |

    Unilever ruined Breyer’s ice cream.

  4. DirtyBeaver | Sep 7, 2012 at 8:03 pm |

    Mmmmmmmm….. schweddy balls

  5. hey, the lawyers gotta eat too
    and litigation is big biz in Amerika

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  7. lol classic. Now the copies that are still out will become collectable

  8. Isaac Taylor | Nov 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm |

    Unilever…..don’t they make soap? Yechhhh!

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