Mind Candy, the developers behind MMO – The Moshi Dance infamously featuring a character named Lady Goo Goo, has lost a court case against Lady Gaga over the use of the character’s name as the popstar argued that young children may have trouble differentiating the cartoon monster from the her.
GamesIndustryBiz report that the courts granted an injuction preventing the company from “promoting, advertising, selling, distributing or otherwise making available to the public The Moshi Dance or any musical work or video which purports to be performed by a character by the name of Lady Goo Goo, or which otherwise uses the name Lady Goo Goo or any variant thereon.”
Mind Candy CEO, Michael Acton Smith says this court ruling is a “huge disappointment” and that he believes that it is “pretty obvious” that kids will be able to tell the difference between the two characters.”
“The shame is that millions of kids fell in love with Lady Goo Goo’s debut single on YouTube and now won’t be able to enjoy her musical exploits. It was all done in the name of fun and we would have thought that Lady Gaga could have seen the humour behind this parody,” says Acton Smith.