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November 4, 2009

Balls out brand borrowing

I’ve been over in NYC for the last couple of days, and whilst out in Soho spotted an overly enthusiastic girl selling Obama Condoms. Her pitch was pretty tight – buy one for $5 or go for the ultimate triple stimulus package for $10. I went all out for the $10 stimulus deal. Bang!

Beyond the amusing concept of politically themed condoms, I’m kinda intrigued as to whether they’ve had any law-suits / threats from Obama / the government lawyers. If someone had launched Beckham branded condoms, the Beckham’s legal-eagle(s) would swoop within seconds, however politicians seem to have a lighter legal touch.

Anyone for the “Brown French-tickler” (a favorite amongst the gay community) or the “Cameron CONdom” (one for the Notting Hill set)???