Ben & Jerry's Sues Porn Co. Over Ice Cream-Themed Titles

Law360, New York (September 5, 2012, 9:43 PM EDT) -- Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. on Wednesday claimed a porn production company had violated its trademarks with X-rated DVD titles that riff on the popular ice cream company’s well-known flavors.

In a suit filed in New York federal court, Ben & Jerry’s accuses Rodax Distributors Inc. and M. Morris Inc., which do business as Caballero Video, of trademark infringement, trade dress dilution and unfair competition.

The defendants have produced and sold hardcore pornographic films marketed under the name Ben & Cherry’s, which the ice cream company...
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