Ben & Jerry's Sues Maker of 'Ben & Cherry's' Pornos

Ice cream giant says it's smearing their reputation

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 6, 2012 7:26 AM CDT

(Newser) – Ben & Jerry's wants the porn industry to keep its Schweddy Balls away from its trademark. The beloved ice cream company is suing the makers of the "Ben & Cherry's" series of X-rated films, which includes such classics as, Boston Cream Thigh, Peanut Butter D-Cup, and New York Fat & Chunky, the AP reports. The lawsuit says that riffing off such "well-known and iconic" Ben & Jerry's flavors in "exploitative, hardcore pornographic films" infringes on its trademarks, and is likely to cause "confusion, mistake, or deception."

This product image courtesy of Ben & Jerry's shows their new ice cream flavor, Schweddy Balls.
This product image courtesy of Ben & Jerry's shows their new ice cream flavor, "Schweddy Balls."   (AP Photo/Ben & Jerry's)
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