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Warner Bros sue over 'Harry Popper' condoms.

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A Swiss manufacturer was sued this week by Warner Bros over claims their condoms 'Harry Popper' are ripping off the Harry Potter character.

The boy has Potters trademark round black spectacles and standard magic wand, a very similar image of the hit box office character based on the J K Rowling books. The only difference to the character on screen, is the promiscuous manner in which the boy of the bran is extending his tongue.

The 'Harry Popper' condoms have been on sale since 2006. The manufacturers are being sued for copyright infringement. A studio Lawyer has said on behalf of Warner Bros: "The image of my client is in danger,"

"This is clearly a reference to the film and fictional character of Harry Potter. Everyone who sees the condoms automatically thinks of Harry Potter."

It is estimated that the Harry Potter brand is worth a huge £15bn and lawyers for both Warner Bros and author JK Rowling have earned a reputation for protecting their highly successful product. As the case continues condom manufacturers 'Magic X' defend their position: "Our product has nothing to do with Harry Potter,"
The last in the Harry Potter series is due to be released in two parts with the first on screens later in the year, and the latter out early in 2011.

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