I utterly accidentally stumbled across this 1981 piece noting that the syndicate was suing Minnesota-based comics publisher Edward Alexander for having produced an all-too-adult take on the Peanuts characters. This is bothering me because it’s not something I’ve ever heard of before, nor am I finding any other reference to this occurring. I can’t even trust the information in this one-paragraph piece, as they get the name of the syndicate wrong, and often reports of someone being sued for copyright/trademark infringement turn out to be merely that someone got a cease-and-desist notice – a threat that they will be sued if they don’t stop what their doing. Plus, there has tended to be a fair amount of space given to things that could reasonably be seen as parodies of Peanuts.
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