Santa vs Santa

Muncie Evening Press - Dec 30, 1935
Muncie Evening Press – Dec 30, 1935

In 1935, the dispute began between two toy and candy companies, both based in the town of Santa Claus, Indiana. On one side there was Santa Claus, Inc. On the other side was Santa Claus of Santa Claus, Inc. The former alleged that the latter shouldn’t have chosen such a similar name.

In response, Santa Claus of Santa Claus, Inc. charged that its rival illegally put up a 25-foot, 20-ton Santa statue on land leased to Santa Claus of Santa Claus, Inc.

The lawsuit, Santa Claus, Inc. v. Santa Claus of Santa Claus, Inc., eventually made its way up to the Indiana Supreme Court.

In the end, Santa Claus of Santa Claus, Inc. won the fight. But either way you look at it, Santa Claus won.

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