[monkeywire] Spider-Man gas deliverymen told to wear monkey suits

gregory nahas lettherebemonkeys at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 14 15:27:25 EDT 2002


Spider-Man gas deliverymen told to wear monkey suits 

Bangkok gas deliverymen have been told to stop wearing
Spider-Man outfits but that it's okay for them to
dress as monkeys.

Gas shop owner Narongwit Suthiviriyakul says business
has almost doubled in the 10 days since his delivery
team started wearing the outfits.

Lawyers representing Bongkoch Publishing Company - the
Thai agent for Marvel Enterprises which publishes
Spider-Man comics - have threatened legal action.

Licensing manager Sirijan Phipitrangsee says the
deliverymen can wear monkey suits "because monkeys
don't have intellectual property rights."

The Nation says orders for supplies of cooking gas at
the shop have increased from 30 to 50 a day since the
gimmick started.

Narongwit says he was unaware of the copyright law
when he launched the promotion.

Story filed: 11:09 Wednesday 14th August 2002

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