Amusing submission from blawger comrade Shane in Seattle:
During International Intellectual Property Law we read the following
case while studying National Treatment and Most Favored Nation. The
plaintiff appeals the dismissal of his complaint based on the doctrine
of forum non conveniens. However, the interesting aspect of this case
revolves around a costume, named Mr. Blobby, which obtained character
status due to popularity, and produced the following quotes:
"The central issue in dispute concerns the circumstances surrounding
the creation of Mr. Blobby."
* * *
"There is … no American policy regarding contingent fees that weighs
in favor of resolving the underlying dispute over the rights to Mr.
Blobby in an American court."
Murray v. British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC), 81 F.3d 287 (2d Cir.1996)
Click the link for a glimpse of this strange creature.