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Old 02-01-2007, 03:48 PM   #1
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Sonic Sues Sega

“Customers looking to purchase a delicious value menu meal, one of many affordable options at Sonic, may instead accidentally spend $50 on a video game,” the Sonic Corporation released in a statement. “This is trickery and deception at its most vile.”

Sonic (the burger joint) is seeking some $3 Billion in ‘damages’ as well as an injunction barring Sega from ever using the name of Sonic.

“Sega has been profiting on the Sonic name, and we want it to stop,” said Burt Wonters, Sonic’s Executive Vice President of Publice Affairs. “It’s like our slogan says: Sonic’s got it, other’s don’t. Sega wants to have it, but it can’t. We won’t let them.”

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Old 02-01-2007, 03:51 PM   #2
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I read this with a huge snicker. Its almost to funny how its serious.

"Hi, I would like 1 Sonic meal please."
"You mean the game?"
"Uh, I guess. Can I get fries with it?"
"Um, not really?"
"Oh well, I guess thats ok. Odd though. How Sonic sells their food in Wal-mart now.."
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Old 02-01-2007, 03:59 PM   #3
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When I first read it.. I had to check to see if it wasnt some joke..
I mean seriously? 3 billion in damages? lol.
They have no case at all.

WHEN Sega wins this sad little case I hope they sue THEM out of buisness,
then buy up there buisness sack everyone and turn all there buildings into public toilets.
Just for the fun of it.
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Old 02-01-2007, 04:03 PM   #4
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:02 PM   #5
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The idiots Sonic drive in will have stolen their name from maybe a sonic boom which when googled was first recorded in flight in 1947 by a Russian. And maybe the word sonic may have existed before that so that people that termed the word may have passed away already.
The person that created the word "Yes" must have an establishment... maybe they can take back that word because they don't want people to profit from it JEEZ!

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Old 02-01-2007, 05:05 PM   #6
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Sonic is the term used when something is faster then the Speed of Sound. I thinks.

::edits:: Might be thinking of Sonic boom
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:25 PM   #7
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Just means fast, but jesus. This is awesome. As much as I'd actually like Sega to shoo them away, it'd be hilarious if Sonic won and we never saw a Sonic game again.
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:30 PM   #8
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They aren't going to win. They aren't competing in the same market and theres a law about copyrighting words like "sonic" for a business. I mean you could sue if the other business is called "Sonic the Hedgehog" and its a video game. But not if "Sonic" is a pet shop.

Stupid. Sega didn't make them loose 3 billion dollars.
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:31 PM   #9
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I just heard from the grapevine... Real life plumbers named Mario to sue Nintendo.
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Old 02-01-2007, 06:31 PM   #10
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The definition of "Sonic" is closer to "audible" than "fast" I think.

Anyway, Sonic (the restaurant) is sad because nobody buys their food. And it has nothing to do with Sega. The reason nobody eats at Sonic is because their food tastes like year-old cardboard. I'd rather eat the box to a Sonic game than a meal from the Sonic restaurant. If anything, Sega should sue Sonic (the restaurant) for ruining Sonic's name and reputation with crappy, cardboard-like food!
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Old 02-01-2007, 07:10 PM   #11
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The definition of "Sonic" is closer to "audible" than "fast" I think.
Yup, you're right. Also pertains to the speed of sound, apparently.
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Old 02-01-2007, 07:23 PM   #12
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They won't win tho, cause they don't have the name Sonic copy righted, they have the name Sonic the Hedgehog copyrighted and for a character. It's kind of hard to win against something that is just a normal word being used for a name of something.

Next to make Sega's money back they will sue Capcom cause Guile in Street Fighter says Sonic Boom for his move. Cause when people go ask for a sonic game they are really asking for a Street Fighter game.
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Old 02-01-2007, 07:28 PM   #13
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I also wonder why Sonic took nearly 15 years to just now get around to a lawsuit?
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Old 02-01-2007, 07:35 PM   #14
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It's silly, but I suppose it's still good publicity. Ironic that just a few days ago, I think I've read a thread here about Sega Europe threatening legal action against a site for using "Sonic."
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Old 02-01-2007, 07:37 PM   #15
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I don't know if you guys remember, but Dairy Queen sued TY, the beanie baby company, over something similar to this. One of the things was named Blizzard, like the ice cream treat.

DQ won. No joke.
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