Hershey Sues Over Candy Book Cover

Simon & Schuster have settled an injunction against them made by the Hershey Company over inappropriate use of the Hershey trademark for the book cover of Hershey : Milton S. Hershey’s Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams, “the story of ‘a gambler, raconteur, despot and servant’.” The settlement will allow Simon & Schuster to keep the strikingly attractive cover to the left as long as Simon & Schuster slap an “Unauthorized” sticker on every cover.

We’re really concerned with this story because of an adorably snarky quote from the book’s author:

Author Michael D’Antonio called the settlement “a victory for people who can’t tell the difference between recycled paper and chocolate”…

A man well after the inflatable black bladders of bile throbbing cold and deep within our own chests!

[Thanks to the lovely ladies over at


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  1. airship says:

    File this under ‘tip of the iceburg’. It’s another small example of how individual rights in this country are being co-opted by the courts in favor of the rights of corporations. Under the liberal courts of the recent past, this would have clearly been covered under the second amendment as free speech. Today, it’s ‘infringement’.