In todays world with the huge volume of advertizing we're hit with damn near everything is identifiable to a greater or lesser extent. Just look around your place everything from your undies to your umbrella has an identifiable logo on it or identifiable shape.
If the Clang Party (sorry clang but the shifty party could be any of the ones we have now) so the Clang Party buys a Kombi, you don't even have to say Vee Dub, you know what a Kombi is, you don' have to see the makers badge to spot one coming down the road. Is there a clause in the sale document that says no VW can be used as a transport vehicle for any political party with out prior consent?
Our world is drowning in logo's, to be honest I think this makes lego look silly, if it was my company I'd laugh it off and call it great free advertizing. Yes okay I might be pissed if was the KKK, but then I'd just put out a huge advert saying the KKK were a pack of tossers and the fact they used Shifty Blocks to make something does not mean I am on their side.
In fact I'd turn it into a positive by encouraging good folks to buy Shifty Blocks to build huge signs on their front lawns saying that the KKK are scumbags, let the money roll in. :)))))))))
Interestingly enough you never get to hear of them refunding the purchase price. :)
Let's face it CaptainHook, Disney could take the house from under you for using a name that they own.
It's an arguement that can't be won except by the lawyers pockets and I tell you what, the loosing lawyer better not be wearing identifiable Armani clobber, there's a company that wouldn't want to a seen with a loser. ))))))))
Hmmm what happened to talking animation, sorry :)
2012 - Nimlin Productions - Hira's Tree - Urban Legend
2011 - Divide That By 9 - No Country For Fake Women - Crime
2010 - Off To The Accountant Films - The Meek Shall Inherit - Twin Movie - Regional Finalist