Skip to comments.'Pull My Finger' subject of court fight
Posted on 02/17/2009 7:10:10 PM PST by pissant
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- First came the iPhone. Then, there was the "iFart" flatulence noise download. Now, there's "Pull My Finger" -- and next could come the lawsuits.
A Florida-based company has accused a Colorado competitor in federal court of trademark infringement and unfair business practices over the phrase "Pull My Finger."
The dispute began after the makers of iFart began using phrase "pull my finger" in advertisements for their products.
Air-o-Matic, based in Jacksonville, Florida, and Colorado-based InfoMedia, Inc., both offer a range of competing software applications, or "apps," that subscribers can download into their multitasking cell phones. Users can make calls, listen to music, browse the Internet and play games on the devices.
Individual "apps" cost a dollar and up, and can be used to get directions, read restaurant reviews and make funny noises. Enter the flatulence sound app, which both companies offer to customers.
Air-o-Matic says its app, "Pull My Finger" has a unique brand identity
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LOL! Yours and mine both, he really got a kick out of that.
watching a 2008 Boston Legal episode. Denny Crane just did the same gesture, pull my finger.
Best advertising, EVER!
We should have known that someone would eventually try to patent the fart, if a Kenyan born janitor could become president.
Okay, that’s funny. I would have bet it was Apple suing over the “iFart” thing.
No case since Al Gore invented it.
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November 4, 2008 was “Pull My Finger” day.
Never heard of “pull my finger”, what’s the point?
Pull mine and I’ll show you.
“Pull mine and Ill show you.”
Sounds pretty stupid, if someone pulled mine i’d deck them figuring they were queer!
Air-o-Matic. Imagine the elevator music at that company.
trademark of a vernacular phrase that has been circulating for a very long time?
Maybe we need to start filing tradmark documents for every catch-phrase, silly statement, and “words of wisdom” we have ever heard. Then just sit back and wait for someone to use any of them in advertising or marketing and sue them.
Somewhat akin to those who file patents for general unproven and undeveloped concepts and are yet granted patents for said vague ideas...
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