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Oct/05

Harry Potter And The Reverse Confusion


Via E Online: Real band WYRD SISTERS prevent fictional band WYRD SISTERS from performing on ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’soundtrack.
The (real) band’s leader articulated the typical ‘reverse confusion’ concern:
“They are so much more huge than us in their reach that we’ll go out on tour a month after the movie comes out–and we’ll go all over to Australia, to New Zealand–and people will wonder who are these strange people stealing the Harry Potter name.”
Judge Posner suggests that this might be product disparagement, not reverse confusion.
Hat tip: Nerdlaw.org.

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