August 6, 2019 / 11:53 PM / 14 days ago

IN BRIEF: P&G hit with copyright case over whistle in Old Spice ads

The Procter & Gamble Company on Monday was hit with a copyright infringement case over its use of a whistle recording in television commercials for its Old Spice deodorant.

H. Scott Salinas, a California-based composer of film and television scores, said in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles that he “entered into a license that allowed P&G to exploit” the whistle in Old Spice commercials for a limited period of time, but that the consumer goods company has now engaged in infringing uses outside the scope of the license.

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