It is totally on between Justin Bieber and an animated beaver.
Two weeks after attorneys for the singer sent a cease-and-desist letter to RC3, the makers of a video game titled “Joustin Beaver,” that company has fired back, alleging that its creation does NOT violate Bieber’s trademark claims.
“The App, a video game, is a parody of the commercial success of the Defendant and any celebrity,” RC3 states in its lawsuit, going on to detail the game, which hilariously included “Otter-graphs.”
By admitting the game is a reflection on Justin’s celebrity lifestyle, the company is aiming to convince a judge it possesses a First Amendment right to use the teen pop star’s intellectual property. It’s all a bit confusing, we know. Even more so for girls who got excited when they saw “Justin Bieber” and “Beaver” in this headline.
We didn’t mean to mislead.