The Pez Museum Lawsuit: A Not-So-Sweet Move? - Source the Find Law Blog
The company who makes the Pez dispenser is suing this museum in Burlingame for copyright infringement. He built this giant pez dispenser with the snowman pez as his model and since he put the Pez logo on the side of it he violated the copyright of the Pez product.
He also scratched off the smiley face of a smiley face Pez and put words on it which they say violates their copyright too. I hope I'm using the correct terminology. Anyway, he also changed a truck so it says Obama 08 for Pezident.
This is pure douchery on the Pez company's part because they are suing him for 14 years of profits from his museum. So if they win he has to pay them every dime that he has made from sales of pez dispensers, candy and the fee to look at his personal collection of 500 pez dispensers. I think it's weird that he charges people to look at his collection but whatever. It's a Pez Museum so that's why.
This guy says that he thinks that they are suing him because they want the rights to open a museum. So freakin what! Open your museum Pez company. Go for it, you don't have to sue this guy so you can have your own museum just open up another one in the city/state that you make them in. Hell, put a museum in your plant and open it up to the public.
Personally I would just tell the guy to add in his museum title that it's the "Unofficial" pez museum. If it says unofficial then they can't do anything to him about shutting down his museum. Then again I don't know the law so I can't so what they can and cannot do.
By the way, the snowman pez that this guy built was put in the Guinness book of records for the biggest pez dispenser so they are probably going to take that title away from him and build their own just to show this guy up.