Godzilla Creator Attacks Honda Over Minivan Ad

Law360, New York (February 3, 2011, 4:42 PM EST) -- The creator of Godzilla has sued American Honda Motor Co. Inc. for trademark infringement in a bid to force a minivan ad campaign featuring the iconic monster off the air.

Godzilla had a cameo — without permission — in a recent television ad aimed at revamping the staid image of the Odyssey minivan, Godzilla creator Toho Co. Ltd. said in a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Toho wants the ad yanked off the air, and said it...
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