Lucas Takes Legal Action Against ‘Mind Control’ Firm.

By on 24 August, 2010

George Lucas is taking heavy legal action against a technology company for allegedly hijacking a ‘Star Wars‘ reference to market “mind control products.

Lawyers representing the sci-fi franchise’s creator fired off a cease-and-desist order to bosses at Jedi Mind Inc in May last year, demanding they stop using the name of Star Wars‘ famous mystical space age knights.

The boss of the company, which makes futuristic computer headsets which use brain waves to run software applications, allegedly agreed to phase out the Jedi Mind trademarks but representatives for the movie giant’s LucasFilm company claim the demand was not met, even after another legal letter several months later.

Now Lucas‘ attorneys have filed a $5 million (£3.3 million) trademark lawsuit against the firm, stating that the name will cause confusion in the marketplace and harm LucasFilm‘s business and reputation, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The lawsuit claims ownership of:

“all characteristics associated with the Jedi knights not memorialised in a registered trademark, including Jedi robes, the lightsabre weapon, the power to levitate objects, a telepathic oneness with other Jedi and the universe, and the ability to shoot energy beams called ‘force lightning’ from the fingertips.”

The moral of the story? Don’t mess with George Lucas or Star Wars!

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