|Cena_mark - 2012-12-06 |
I figured they'd get to him eventually. I'd say its a good sign in that it shows he's popular enough to be on the radar of shitty corporate lawyers.
|simon666 - 2012-12-06 |
1. Froggy Freyush
2. Candy Cane aka Pole Dancer
3. Jelly Bean
4. Jelly Bean Jack
5. Lil Cuntree
6. White Chocolate
|memedumpster - 2012-12-06 |
|Jet Bin Fever - 2012-12-06 |
Krispy Kreme (corp) are idiots for not riding his inevitable fame to the bank.
|Lef - 2012-12-06 |
Stars for Crispy, those lard laced donuts will never touch these lips again.
|Blue - 2012-12-06 |
The artist formerly known as Krispy Kreme?
Also where did he get the name Krispy Kreme? I always assumed it was a reference to the congealed snot under his nose that was visible in his first few videos.
Even though the lawyers are perfectly justified and it's likely that the name was chosen in part to cause this trouble and possibly get the artist exposure, I still want to find something awful to put in the Urban Dictionary entry on Krispy Kreme.
I think Krispy Kreme got his rap name from the same place M&M got his.
Old Zircon - You're correct to an extent. I've only filed one trademark in my time, but you do have to select a usage for it from a variety of categories. So the same name can be used for multiple products/industries/sectors by different companies. Of course, that doesn't mean someone can't file a lawsuit and battle it out in court if they feel damage of some kind is being done. It also doesn't mean a big company can't file multiple trademarks. Coca Cola has thousands upon thousands of trademarks. I wouldn't be surprised if Krispy Kreme (or whatever their company is) has trademarks that cover entertainment personalities for promotional purposes. And I doubt young rapper Krispy has the legal team to make fighting it a risk worth taking.
I don't know about that. It's entirely possible his plan was to get into the newspaper for the legal issue. Him going viral wasn't something he could have counted on, whereas the newspapers are pretty fucking predictable. It's pretty clear he's a lot more clever than he lets on and his Krispy Kreme persona is very much something he engineered.
I don't buy that he didn't think about it. He's a pretty convincing amateur and clearly a lot of thought has gone into his videos beyond just not singing well. I don't think the losses are too terrible, everybody that is following him will find out his new name and I suspect that people looking for Krispy Kreme will still find him because this is the internet age. Having an audience actively participate in renaming the artist is a pretty good way of engaging them. Besides, I doubt he planned to use his skills to pretend to be Krispy Kreme the incompetent rap artist for ever.
I assume this is more of an RIAA style "we don't have a real case but we know you can't afford to fight us so it will never go to court" intimidation thing. I also don't doubt that he was expecting this and it's part of the plan. Hell, even my high school band tried this but it was before the Internet so the chances of successfully getting sued for naming ourselves after a Little Debbie product were basically zero.
*before the Internet became the dominant force in society, not before it existed. I've still got some time left before I'm older than the Internet.
It looks like these guys went on a buying binge of all things Kreme.
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|urbanelf - 2012-12-06 |
Krispy Hussein Kreme
|Old_Zircon - 2012-12-06 |
I'm casting my vote with the person who posted "Krispy Lion" in the Youtube comments.
Come to think of it, isn't this the same reason Snoop Changed his name from "Snoopy Dog" to "Snoop Doggy Dog" really early on?
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