Hershey, Artist Settle Trademark Dispute Over ‘Kill Kat’ Toy Art

Oct. 16, 2020, 2:40 PM

Hershey Co. and artist Andrew Bell settled a dispute over the alleged misuse of Hershey’s trademarks in connection with his “Kill Kat” and “Kisses of Death” designer art toys, according to a filing in Brooklyn federal court.

According to his July complaint, Bell sued after Hershey sent cease-and-desist letters arguing the toys infringed and diluted its trademarks and created a public danger “on the grounds that a child might eat them.” Bell said the toys are parodies that comment on the processed food industry’s impact on health, and are entitled to First Amendment protection.

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