Hall & Oates Sue Makers Of Haulin' Oats Granola
5 March 2015, 07:43
The musical duo are suing a “artisanal granola” company over its Haulin’ Oats range.
Duo Hall & Oates are suing the Brooklyn-based "artisanal granola" company Early Bird over its Haulin’ Oats range.
Daryl Hall and John Oates claim "the name and mark Haulin’ Oats is an obvious play upon Plaintiff’s well-known Hall & Oates mark, and was selected by defendant in an effort to trade off of the fame and notoriety associated with the artist’s and plaintiff’s well-known marks.” Sounds official.
The pair have brought the case in the Brooklyn federal court, where they claim the food company have infringed their trademark with a "phonetic play on Daryl Hall and John Oates’ well-known brand name".
Watch Hall & Oates performing their awesome ‘You Make My Dreams Come True’: