Man Sues for $1.6 Billion Over Rights to Sponge Bob Square Pants

March 13, 2007

  • March 13, 2007 at 1:26 am
    Prakash V. Naor says:
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    That\’s just flat-out incorrect. As any Spongebob devotee can tell you, Spongebob is gainfully employed as a short order cook at the Krusty Krab.

  • March 13, 2007 at 1:50 am
    Mary B. says:
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    What a typical loser looking for deep pockets and free money. I hope he gets squashed like a bug.

  • March 13, 2007 at 3:23 am
    DDT says:
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    I would love to see this fool have to pay the defense costs after this is thrown out of court… wishful thinking I know!

  • March 13, 2007 at 3:37 am
    Les says:
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    My grandpa worked for RKO and I remember him telling a couple of different stories where he knew ideas (in one instance an entire pilot) had been stolen from someone and credited to another person.

    So I\’m sure things like this do happen. I don\’t know about Bob Spongee\’s particular case, but it sounds like there\’s a possibility that the concept for SpongeBob SquarePants was \”stolen\” from Bob Spongee. Good luck to Walker in trying to prove it, though…

  • March 15, 2007 at 9:44 am
    AZAZ says:
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    I too was the victim of a similar situation when I was in High School (we won\’t say how many years ago that was!)

    A local radio station outside of a major metropolitan city on the east coast was sponsoring a \”logo\” contest and, as an art major I came up with a sketch that represented their mascot, a wizzard. I showed it to my art teacher who thought it was great. Well, being a 17 year old and not very motivated, I failed to enter the contest on time. A few months later – the station came out with their new ad campaign and there was my drawing – almost to the tee.

    I still have the sketch at home but never thought to sue someone over it –

    Whether the accusations are fact or not – this sort of thing happens all the time – If he thought his idea was so great he should have had a trademark, or patent before he started distributing anything…

    Walmart is a perfect example of $$ talks – They have a huge infringement suit going with the makers of a well known outdoor athletic footwear distributor from AZ – Walmart sells a shoe line for under $25 that is \”almost\” identical to the ones that sell for $75 – because the design is slightly different than the high dollar one – and made in china for a song – the battle had raged for years.

    Hope he has a good lawyer (if there is such an animal)

  • March 15, 2007 at 12:08 pm
    Reason says:
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    It\’s spelled \”Wizard\”; unless of course it was a \”wizzing\” mascot, in which case I suppose \”Wizzard\” may be appropriate.

    My question is, what the heck does this have to with insurance?

  • March 16, 2007 at 3:02 am
    Jack L. says:
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    Sometimes insurance companies are the ones who pay the judgement…

  • March 16, 2007 at 10:07 am
    Jeff says:
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    Not to mention the intellectual property rights coverage issues…

  • March 16, 2007 at 12:00 pm
    Spongebob\'s friend says:
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    And what about the health insurance industry? If Spongebob can\’t deal with these issues, he might need to go see a mental health professional. Somewhere, some type of insurance will end up paying something to someone.

  • March 16, 2007 at 12:18 pm
    Jeff says:
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    I know…it\’s terrible for an insurance company to actually have to pay a claim. I mean, from the articles on this site recently, it looks like they\’re just barely getting by. It keeps me up at night worrying about their shareholders and the poor CEOs that are barely making a living wage!

  • March 19, 2007 at 11:10 am
    Exadjuster says:
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    Gee, it only took this schmuck 16 years to bring his lawsuit. I guess you have to line up those ducks before you pull the trigger.

  • March 19, 2007 at 11:14 am
    Kim B says:
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    Is SpongeBob now claiming unemployment? Has he been actively seeking employment? I smell fraud.

  • March 19, 2007 at 12:41 pm
    Mike Cryan says:
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    The suit is basless – Sponge Bob is not unemployed and Bob Spongee is unemployed

  • April 29, 2007 at 8:34 am
    Sarah Joe says:
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    I think they did it. They should pay..their crooks….I have friends who have been ripped by THEM!

  • November 21, 2009 at 10:39 am
    Amanda says:
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    It’s not saying he’s unemployed in all the episodes just the first one



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