Kevin Butler Mario Kart Commercial leads to Sony Suing him

#161PendragoonPosted 10/8/2012 8:14:31 AM
Nice_Kirbyfan9 posted...
From: PENDRAG0ON | #157
Nice_Kirbyfan9 posted...
http://kotaku.com/5949709/kevin-butler-actor-being-sued-for-creating-confusion-and-causing-damage-to-sony?post=53316683

Sony Computer Entertainment America filed a law suit against Bridgestone and Wildcat Creek, Inc. on September 11. The claims are based on violations of the Lanham Act, misappropriation, breach of contract and tortious interference with a contractual relationship. We invested significant resources in bringing the Kevin Butler character to life and he's become an iconic personality directly associated with PlayStation products over the years. Use of the Kevin Butler character to sell products other than those from PlayStation misappropriates Sony's intellectual property, creates confusion in the market and causes damage to Sony.

Hmm makes perfect sense to me.


Problem is they haven't sued him for that yet, only for using his face which Sony feels they own. Sony has little to no case here, and they filed the suit in a state where non competes are illegal and not worth the paper they are printed on.

Actually this is exactly what they are suing him for. What are you talking about?


All they have sued for is copyright infringement of the likeness of Kevin Butler so far, the press release Kotaku posted is not what they filed in court as of that article being posted. Since Jerry owns the rights to his own face, this case has no grounds at the moment.
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#162Jinzo 111887Posted 10/8/2012 8:18:25 AM(edited)
Probably should have thought harder about letting him go. Of course, I can understand why they did. They considered him a security risk after he reposted Sony's private keys for the PS3.
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#163PendragoonPosted 10/8/2012 8:23:42 AM(edited)
Jinzo 111887 posted...
Probably should have thought harder about letting him go. Of course, I can understand why they did. They considered him a security risk after he reposted Sony's private keys for the PS3.


Was it him or the person hired to act like him on twitter? Besides, Sony themselves made them public when they filed the initial lawsuit so what did it matter?
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#164Nice_Kirbyfan9Posted 10/8/2012 8:22:43 AM
From: PENDRAG0ON | #161
Nice_Kirbyfan9 posted...
From: PENDRAG0ON | #157
Nice_Kirbyfan9 posted...
http://kotaku.com/5949709/kevin-butler-actor-being-sued-for-creating-confusion-and-causing-damage-to-sony?post=53316683

Sony Computer Entertainment America filed a law suit against Bridgestone and Wildcat Creek, Inc. on September 11. The claims are based on violations of the Lanham Act, misappropriation, breach of contract and tortious interference with a contractual relationship. We invested significant resources in bringing the Kevin Butler character to life and he's become an iconic personality directly associated with PlayStation products over the years. Use of the Kevin Butler character to sell products other than those from PlayStation misappropriates Sony's intellectual property, creates confusion in the market and causes damage to Sony.

Hmm makes perfect sense to me.


Problem is they haven't sued him for that yet, only for using his face which Sony feels they own. Sony has little to no case here, and they filed the suit in a state where non competes are illegal and not worth the paper they are printed on.

Actually this is exactly what they are suing him for. What are you talking about?


All they have sued for is copyright infringement of the likeness of Kevin Butler so far, the press release Kotaku posted is not what they filed in court as of that article being posted. Since Jerry owns the rights to his own face, this case has no grounds at the moment.

Copyright infringement would fall under the Lanham Act. For you to say the case has no grounds is ridiculous, you barely know anything about it.
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#165darkjedilinkPosted 10/8/2012 9:27:11 AM
ArabrockermanX posted...
PENDRAG0ON posted...
Nice_Kirbyfan9 posted...
http://kotaku.com/5949709/kevin-butler-actor-being-sued-for-creating-confusion-and-causing-damage-to-sony?post=53316683

Sony Computer Entertainment America filed a law suit against Bridgestone and Wildcat Creek, Inc. on September 11. The claims are based on violations of the Lanham Act, misappropriation, breach of contract and tortious interference with a contractual relationship. We invested significant resources in bringing the Kevin Butler character to life and he's become an iconic personality directly associated with PlayStation products over the years. Use of the Kevin Butler character to sell products other than those from PlayStation misappropriates Sony's intellectual property, creates confusion in the market and causes damage to Sony.

Hmm makes perfect sense to me.


Problem is they haven't sued him for that yet, only for using his face which Sony feels they own. Sony has little to no case here, and they filed the suit in a state where non competes are illegal and not worth the paper they are printed on.



Actually they have a decent case which is why they sued. Is it a slam dunk case? Hell no, they are probably hoping for a settlement.


Actually, no, they don't. Unless you think CBS and Paramount Pictures can sue Blizzard for having William Shatner do commercials for WoW, when they own the rights to Captain Kirk.

He wasn't Kevin Butler in the Bridgestone commercial. They have no case.
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#166Nice_Kirbyfan9Posted 10/8/2012 9:30:56 AM
From: darkjedilink | #165
ArabrockermanX posted...
PENDRAG0ON posted...
Nice_Kirbyfan9 posted...
http://kotaku.com/5949709/kevin-butler-actor-being-sued-for-creating-confusion-and-causing-damage-to-sony?post=53316683

Sony Computer Entertainment America filed a law suit against Bridgestone and Wildcat Creek, Inc. on September 11. The claims are based on violations of the Lanham Act, misappropriation, breach of contract and tortious interference with a contractual relationship. We invested significant resources in bringing the Kevin Butler character to life and he's become an iconic personality directly associated with PlayStation products over the years. Use of the Kevin Butler character to sell products other than those from PlayStation misappropriates Sony's intellectual property, creates confusion in the market and causes damage to Sony.

Hmm makes perfect sense to me.


Problem is they haven't sued him for that yet, only for using his face which Sony feels they own. Sony has little to no case here, and they filed the suit in a state where non competes are illegal and not worth the paper they are printed on.



Actually they have a decent case which is why they sued. Is it a slam dunk case? Hell no, they are probably hoping for a settlement.


Actually, no, they don't. Unless you think CBS and Paramount Pictures can sue Blizzard for having William Shatner do commercials for WoW, when they own the rights to Captain Kirk.

He wasn't Kevin Butler in the Bridgestone commercial. They have no case.

What school did you get your Law Degree from?
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#167JackalPosted 10/8/2012 9:33:36 AM
Nice_Kirbyfan9 posted...
From: darkjedilink | #165
ArabrockermanX posted...
PENDRAG0ON posted...
Nice_Kirbyfan9 posted...
http://kotaku.com/5949709/kevin-butler-actor-being-sued-for-creating-confusion-and-causing-damage-to-sony?post=53316683

Sony Computer Entertainment America filed a law suit against Bridgestone and Wildcat Creek, Inc. on September 11. The claims are based on violations of the Lanham Act, misappropriation, breach of contract and tortious interference with a contractual relationship. We invested significant resources in bringing the Kevin Butler character to life and he's become an iconic personality directly associated with PlayStation products over the years. Use of the Kevin Butler character to sell products other than those from PlayStation misappropriates Sony's intellectual property, creates confusion in the market and causes damage to Sony.

Hmm makes perfect sense to me.


Problem is they haven't sued him for that yet, only for using his face which Sony feels they own. Sony has little to no case here, and they filed the suit in a state where non competes are illegal and not worth the paper they are printed on.



Actually they have a decent case which is why they sued. Is it a slam dunk case? Hell no, they are probably hoping for a settlement.


Actually, no, they don't. Unless you think CBS and Paramount Pictures can sue Blizzard for having William Shatner do commercials for WoW, when they own the rights to Captain Kirk.

He wasn't Kevin Butler in the Bridgestone commercial. They have no case.

What school did you get your Law Degree from?


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