Mars To Sue Moon For Copyright Infringement


LEGAL proceedings have been brought against Earth’s only natural satellite, the moon, which is at the centre of accusations of copyright infringement made by the red planet, Mars.

“Our clients believe the moon intentionally turned various shades of colours most closely associated with their brand early this morning, including red, orange and orangey-red in an attempt to profit from Mars’ long established identity as ‘the red planet'”, lawyer for Mars, Bradley Jefferson said in his submission to the Interplanetary Courts.

“It won’t escape the Judge’s attention I’m sure, but Mars secured the highly lucrative visit of a NASA probe several years ago, bringing much needed revenue to a planet that has no visible signs of an ability to sustain life,” Jefferson added as lawyers acting on behalf of the moon feebly objected.

Mars is seeking damages of $3 billion, claiming that the Moon’s turning red PR stunt has seen the lunar satellite garner publicity and business opportunities it would not have benefitted from, were it not for using the unique look and identity of the red planet.

“I remind the court that this is a moon that has not had a manned space flight visit its surface in over 43 years, it is clearly using increasingly desperate measures to attract attention and business, and they have used our client’s intellectual property to do so. This amounts to theft”.

The moon’s legal team has confirmed they will challenge all of the claims made in court. Mars had earlier this week sought an injunction against the moon as it circulated a press release to the universe’s media, informing them of its intention to turn a bloody red colour.

It is believed this is the moon’s fourth such PR stunt in the last 18 months.

The trial continues.