Harry Pop­per and the pro­phy­lac­tics

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

A Swiss con­dom man­u­fac­turer is in trou­ble for mar­ket­ing a pro­phy­lac­tic fea­tur­ing a be­spec­ta­cled wizard named Harry Pop­per on the pack­ag­ing. Ap­par­ently, the im­age echoes the iconog­ra­phy of some pop­u­lar film fran­chise or other. “The im­age of my client is in dan­ger,” a lawyer from Warner Broth­ers com­plained. “This is clearly a ref­er­ence to the film and fic­tional char­ac­ter of Harry Pot­ter. Ev­ery­one who sees the con­doms au­to­mat­i­cally thinks of Harry Pot­ter.”

The con­doms have, ap­par­ently, been on sale for four years. Warner Broth­ers’ attorneys have clearly not been spend­ing enough time in Swiss phar­ma­cies.

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