We could be in for some interesting scenes in the law courts once the
vultures lawyers get hold of this idea.
The mother of three-year-old Rooney Scholes ran into trouble when a chocolatier refused to write the little boy’s name on a chocolate Easter egg, claiming Wayne Rooney might sue for breach of copyright.
Pause a moment to take in the sheer idiocy of what you just read, and you will understand why Boggart Blog had to give up our former style of parodying the stupidity of the pompous fools who run the world. We have let these same pomous fools create a world of such surreal insanity they are beyond parody.
Life-long Manchester United fan Jo-Anne Scholes who named her cats Cantona and Berbatov told the press after the Thorntons chocolate store in Bury refused to write “Rooney” on an egg in chocolate icing.
(Jo-Anne Scholes? Is that not breach of copyright? Has former United striker and professional ginge Paul Scholes not copyrighted the name? And should I not be suing that upstart Ian Thorpe for using my name without paying me as licence fee, after all I was Ian Thorpe and had published poetry and fiction before that big footed copyright pirate was born. So my copyright is implied if not legally asserted.
Thornton’s explained their excessive caution is due to the fact that many superstar footballers globally trademark their names to avoid being associated with unofficial merchandise, but also to piss off young children who happen to have the same name. If your family name is Smith, Brown, Robinson, Taylor, Jones or N’dabaninge and your little lad has a fairly common forename, forget the personalised easter eggs.
On the other hand, who’d want to give their kid an official Wayne Rooney easter egg anyway?