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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.

October 28, 2015   by The Canadian Press

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.”

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Brueckner-Hofmann said condoms are medical products and their packaging subject to “particularly strict requirements.”

The court will announce its decision on Nov. 26.

© 2015 The Canadian Press


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