August 10, 2007

Jumping For Joy Will Get You Sued

Toyota claims that jumping for joy is patented by them and can sue you if you jump for joy without getting their permission first.

Toyota Motor Corp. Australia Ltd. is threatening to sue Qantas Airways Ltd.’s budget subsidiary Jetstar because the carrier used a Toyota-style “jump” in an advertising campaign. The Japanese auto maker says it has trademarked its, “Toyota: Oh, What a Feeling” jump and an accompanying 2-bar jingle. “Someone has executed a ‘jump’ that’s not dissimilar to ours, and it would be remiss of us to ensure that our brand isn’t properly protected,” a Toyota spokesman tells Australia’s Melbourne Age newspaper.

So remember the next time you jump for joy, make sure nobody from Toyota is looking at you.

Posted by Quality Weenie at August 10, 2007 07:34 AM | TrackBack

ROFLMAO! OMG! First "Happy Birthday" and now "Jumping" for joy?! Good grief, someone get a lawyer stat...because I'm going to jump all over the place this weekend, because I can.

And if they come after me? Well, that and a quarter may get you a cup of coffe...assuming the coffee is on sale for less than a quarter.


Posted by: Lee Ann at August 10, 2007 11:06 AM