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 Post subject: ANDY GRIFFITH SUES ANDY GRIFFITH
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:44 am 
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Andy Griffith sues Andy Griffith
Legendary actor sues candidate who changed name


This is pretty bizarre, but is very revealing about how names that garner monies and support are protected by copyright law and the owners of the names aren't sitting still for infringement. :shock:

MILWAUKEE - Forget the small-town belief in letting bygones be bygones.

The star of “The Andy Griffith Show,” who portrayed the sheriff of the fictional town of Mayberry, has sued a Wisconsin man who unsuccessfully ran for the Grant County post after legally changing his name to Andrew Jackson Griffith.

The lawsuit, filed Nov. 3 in U.S. District Court in Madison, alleges that William Harold Fenrick, 42, violated trademark and copyright laws, as well as the privacy of actor Andy Samuel Griffith, when he used his new name to promote his candidacy for sheriff in southwestern Wisconsin.


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lol...saw that on the news this morning.

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