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Today in unexpected litigiousness, 70's soft-rock duo Hall & Oates will not simply watch while a brand exploits their name for profit, and one Brooklyn company is about to learn their lesson: Page Six reports that Daryl Hall and John Oates are suing Red Hook small-batch makers Early Bird over their 'Haulin' Oats' granola.
"The name and mark Haulin' Oats is an obvious play upon Plaintiff's well-known Hall & Oates mark," reads the suit. In our opinion, however, the truer crime is the fact that said granola, which is made with maple syrup and olive oil, costs $27 for a pack of three.