Nobody bites off momma monster’s name and image without her permission….NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBODY!!!!!!
Lady GaGa has successfully obtained an injunction against Moshi Monsters singer Lady Goo Goo. So who is Lady Goo Goo, well is the product of parent company and childrens social networking site Moshi Monsters. Lady Goo Goo is an animated character who sings, wearing a diaper and big hollywood glasses.
Lady Goo Goo first became popular over the summer when a music video known as ‘The Moshi Dance’ surfaced on YouTube. In addition, the character sings a parody of GaGa’s song ‘Paparazzi’ called ‘Peppy-razzi’.
Digitalspy.com reports Moshi Monsters had planned to release the song on iTunes. However, Justice Vos ruled on Monday that the song cannot be offered for sale, though he did agree to permit Lady Goo Goo to continue to appear in the Moshi Monsters game.
GaGa’s injunction prohibits the company from “promoting, advertising, selling, distributing or otherwise making available to the public ‘The Moshi Dance’ or any musical work or video that purports to be performed by a character by the name of Lady Goo Goo, or that otherwise uses the name Lady Goo Goo or any variant thereon”.
Lawyers involved in the case have claimed that it sets a precedent in the use of trademark law that could possibly influence tribute acts and parodies in the future.