Ben & Jerry’s squares off against adult film producers

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Usually, when I get the scoop from Ben & Jerry’s, it’s a double of Chunky Monkey and Half Baked. This time, however, the scoop is that the ice cream maker is none too pleased with the producers of X-rated films Ben & Cherry’s. In fact, it’s suing the adult filmmakers for trademark infringement. The Vermont-based company’s claim alleges that the “hardcore pornographic” DVDs feature titles and themes based on “well-known and iconic” flavors, as well as similar packaging.

Although similar to McDonald’s advertising elsewhere, the text displayed on a billboard for the fast food chain in St. Paul, Minn.—home to the largest population of Hmong people in the U.S.— falls flat in its translation of the Asian language.

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