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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Every Uncle's Biggest Fear -- Nephews Producing Inferior Porn Under Their Surname

Larry Flynt says, "Don't sully my name"
Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt has been called a lot of things over the years. But he insists that the Flynt name still stands for quality when it comes to adult entertainment.

So this week, he filed suit against two nephews who are using the family name for their own line of adult films. Flynt said he is going to court to protect his good name, saying that he is concerned that Jimmy Flynt II and Dustin Flynt might tarnish the Flynt franchise by producing lower-quality porn that the lawsuit calls "inferior products" and "knock-off goods."


"To come into the adult entertainment business and use my name not only confuses people who buy my products, but if they're not maintaining a certain quality, it could also hurt my name," Larry Flynt told The Times on Tuesday.
There is actually legal standing to prevent a family member from using their own name if it potentially infringes upon another family members trademark. To which I agree with the younger Flynt:
"The fact of the matter is my name is Flynt. If I can't use my name to do business, then what kind of society, what kind of world is that?"
Full story here.

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