Philip Morris is threatening legal action over the sale of a 'Smoking Baby' doll--but not because the tobacco giant is offended by the thought of an infant lighting up, but rather because the diapered cigarette enthusiast appears to be enjoying a trademarked Marlboro.

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Should Philip Morris win a lawsuit against the makers of the `Smoking Baby`?
Philip Morris is threatening legal action over the sale of a `Smoking Baby` doll--but not because the tobacco giant is offended by the thought of an infant lighting up, but rather because the diapered cigarette enthusiast appears to be enjoying a trademarked Marlboro.

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16 yrs ago - Monday 5/1/06 - 5:27:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
That's so stupid...
16 yrs ago - Saturday 5/6/06 - 10:34:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
My god...
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 5/30/06 - 1:34:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
We're surrounded by idiots.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/14/06 - 1:21:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't see any Marlboro trademarked name on that package. They don't own the color red and white.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/14/06 - 1:26:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's almost the opposite of the Reds, so I see their point. But it's still a stupid waste of the courts.

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/15/06 - 10:52:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
Marlboro should win everything.
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 10/12/06 - 12:11:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
I thought that Philip Morris owns or makes the Marlboro cigarettes.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/14/06 - 2:20:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/14/2006 1:21:57 AM LandoGriffin wrote:
I don't see any Marlboro trademarked name on that package. They don't own the color red and white.

Exactly. They have nothing to go on, then.

And yes, the copyright infringement would be all they'd really have to go on. There's no indication that the toy is actually being marketed to children (in fact, I think one can safely assume that it isn't), so the whole "this toy encourages kids to smoke" argument is pretty much useless.

15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/4/07 - 11:15:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
thats the stupidest most pointless product i have ever seen, and that someone would start a lawsuit over it is so ridiculus
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/4/07 - 11:30:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/14/2006 1:21:57 AM LandoGriffin wrote:
I don't see any Marlboro trademarked name on that package. They don't own the color red and white.

That's exactly what I think.
And if they're so offended by it, they should just buy out the company that makes them and just slap a Marlboro label on all the miniature cigarette packages.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/5/07 - 12:30:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
That's insane. This shouldn't be taken to court!
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/9/07 - 11:06:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would be complimented if they were using my cigarette. What a tool.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/11/07 - 12:24:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
what a stupid thing to argue over!


(the baby should be called 'fag ash lil')

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 6/30/07 - 9:24:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
haha hilarious product, where can you get these?

As to the whole court thing - isn't it kinda free advertising?

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/7/07 - 10:36:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
no

its funny

hahah *snort*

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 9/24/07 - 9:15:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/30/2006 1:34:48 PM LookAChicken wrote:
We're surrounded by idiots.

i agree with you full-heartedly

14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 11/15/07 - 1:41:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
That is *really* stupid.

(The lawsuit and the product itself...)




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