German condom-maker in trouble over multiple orgasm packaging claim
Judge said slogan is "suited to deception'' and could tempt people to use the condoms several times.
BERLIN — A German condom manufacturer has run into legal trouble with a claim that a packet of seven of its products “corresponds to up to 21 orgasms.”
Berlin company Einhorn asked a state court in Duesseldorf Oct. 27 to overturn an injunction obtained by a German rival, Fair Squared, barring it from using the claim on packaging.
Lawyers for Einhorn argued that the slogan was obviously a joke but judges indicated they weren’t minded to budge, news agency dpa reported.
Presiding Judge Johanna Brueckner-Hofmann said the slogan is “suited to deception” and could tempt people to use the condoms several times. She said “that is why we banned this.”
Brueckner-Hofmann said condoms are medical products and their packaging subject to “particularly strict requirements.”
The court will announce its decision on Nov. 26.
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