Ok Ill get the ball rolling. Did you hear about the stupid lawyer representing a Montana man who sued Viacom, saying the MTV show "Jackass" plagiarized his name, infringed on the trademark and copyright of his name, and defamed his good character?
Apparently the plaintiff's name is Jack Ass (yes that is his legal name). He changed his name from Bob Craft to Jack Ass in 1997, saying he did it to raise awareness about the dangers of drunken driving.
This Jack Ass (not to be confused with the TV version) says he changed his name after his brother and a friend were killed in a single-vehicle car accident several years ago. He now works to promote responsible choices and designated-driver programs.
"Jackass," which premiered on MTV in 2000, features a group of guys performing ludicrous and sometimes dangerous stunts. It was made into a movie in 2002.
In the suit against Viacom (he's seeking at least $10 million in damages) which owns MTV, Jack Ass claimed the conglomerate "is liable for injury to my reputation that I have built and defamation of my character which I have worked so hard to create."
He claimed that "Jackass" committed "trademark and copyright infringement on my legal name" and on a cartoon character, called Andi Ass, that he created to help spread his message.
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