Obama settles out of court with Bob the Builder over unauthorised use of ‘yes we can’

After an epic legal battle, the Court of Appeal has ruled that the leader of the free world’s victorious campaign slogan did indeed infringe intellectual property rights held by the beloved plastic builder.

Mr Builder launched the landmark case last year after noticing his three-word slogan on numerous bumper stickers around Las Vegas, whilst erecting an 80 foot high statue of Cher for a forthcoming theme park.

‘This is total vindication for me’ commented Mr Builder ‘It’s just a shame it couldn’t happen before I claimed scrappage on Scoop, Muck and Dizzy. And Roley too.’

President Obama was unavailable for comment, but is believed to have privately taken Bob’s name off the World Trade Centre tender. Plans to use the phrase ‘Again! Again!’  – first popularised by the Teletubbies – for the 2013 Presidential elections have been been shelved.

Mary Evans

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Posted: Jun 9th, 2009 by

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