We all know Justin Bieber is a brand, not a person, and he will be chewed up and spit out like so many before him. But for now, his product is closely guarded and regulated. So when mobile app company RC3 released a game called “Joustin’ Beaver,” they soon received a cease and desist notice from his legal team.
Though the company is claiming its First Amendment “parody” rights, the Biebopoly just might have a good case.
First, there’s the beaver in question, which has swept bangs, dreamy eyes and no pants on — just like Bieber. The beaver maneuvers himself down a river through the “whirlpool of success.” He’s in a purple sweater and on a log and holding a lance, avoiding “phot-hogs” paparrazzi and signing “ottergraphs” along the way.
Trademark infringement, anyone?
RC3 filed a pre-emptive lawsuit in Florida before the Bieb machine could file theirs, but a judge ruled that RC3 “cannot exercise specific jurisdiction over Bieber.” In other words, find another venue since he’s from Canada.
Things could be worse for him: “Joustin’ Beaver” could’ve been a porno.
He may be guilty of creating fugly footwear, but Crocs founder George Boedecker insists he is innocent of the DUI charge he was slapped with in August. His “not guilty” plea will make things interesting for his lawyer, because the behavior he exhibited that night was primo.
First, the 51-year-old allegedly told the cops to “go [blank] themselves in the [blank].” Then he said he was “really [blanking] famous.” And when asked for an address, he said, “I have 17 [blanking] houses!”
On the evening in question, Boedecker was reportedly found passed out in the driver’s seat of his Porsche, but he said he hadn’t been driving that night. As he told the officers, his 22-year-old girlfriend was actually at the wheel. You might know her … Taylor Swift? “She’s bat-[blank] crazy!” he added.
And to add insult to injury, the cops noted that the shoe mogul wasn’t wearing Crocs — he was sporting flip-flops. What the [blank]?