Sony suing Bridgestone over Kevin Butler’s Wii-related commercial?

Posted under General Gaming, Rumors, Wii
October 6, 2012 by (@NE_Brian)

Update: By the look of things, a formal hearing is set for October 12. While there were attempts to settle things privately, though that didn’t work out. Thanks to Nimblest-Assassin for the heads up.

Things are getting really weird with Bridgestone’s recent Wii-related commercial.

It all started when Kevin Butler was spotted in the company’s “Game On” promotion featuring the Wii. It didn’t take long for an updated TV spot to be released, this time featuring a new actor – and not Kevin Butler.

The latest twist in this saga is that Sony appears to be suing Bridgestone and Wildcat Creek, Inc. for the commercial. Ironically enough, it seems Bridgestone hired the Wildcat advertising company for the promo, and Kevin Butler – otherwise known as Jerry Lambert – is its president.

Sony filed against the two parties around a month ago. Documents reveal that the case is centered around trademark infringement. We don’t have the exact details on the situation yet, but one would think that Sony wasn’t happy that Lambert was in the commercial.

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  • dwight

    Sony is an absolutely pathetic company with pathetic products.

  • johnson

    Not only that, they are a bunch of retards suing their own best marketing campaign since ever. As any Sony commercial sucks balls. I hope Jerry Lambert wins this one and Fs Sony real hard.

  • James

    @The last comments – you guys know what a non-compete clause is?

    I’m guessing “no”, since you’re hoping Jerry wins – if he broke contract, Sony is well within their rights to sue him. You don’t do that, point-blank-period.

  • Kris

    First 2 comments were posted by complete retards and have no clue what they are talking about.


    Dear sony and its’ fans,

    For the sake of humanity, please stop dreaming like we owe you money by spamming us on the internet with your vita ps3 promises we don’t even care. It’s so annoying like a crook selling snake oils. We understand you’re losing the gaming market pie these days, and it’s not gonna help everyone by putting the blame on people not giving you money.

    You used to be the king but nothing’s last forever, your era is done, it’s gone. People like us are getting wiser and do not need to listen to your fans who are aggressively posting ‘Opinions’ like gospel of salvation. They might have just felt pissed because your brand name is sinking quick like titanic. We understand they would put the blame on ‘Media’ for bias articles, but we also believe the ‘Media’ don’t owe you and your fans anything.

    So please accept the reality that you’re just trying to make profit out of us (including your fans too.) and that you can’t force people to buy your stuff all the time like we’re stupid puppets. NONE of your products can help us (or your fans) getting any money, in fact people are loosing money just for the sake of ‘games’.

    In short, we’re not your blind slaves for taking our money for monopoly. Thank you..

  • UnFarted

    FONY who sues who???….

    “PS3 hasn’t done badly; it hasn’t crashed and burned, as some feared at the outset; but by god, it’s had to endure a rough few years”

    “Third parties are agnostic, and in some ways, they recognise that Apple and Google are better platform holders for them”

    “Sony believed that the old model of doing business in handheld consoles was still in good enough shape to sustain Vita. It was wrong”

    Even these days the gaming industry doesn’t like the orthodox approach by Fony :

    ** Hey Fony, here’s a tip: make a slick looking gaming device for next gen, your ps vitamin looks really old fugly like the boring psp compared to modern mobiles. Buttons were cool but now belong to grandpapa or grandmama.

  • Richard

    James and Chris are blind pauperstation zealots. The first two comments are spot on!

  • Ronnie

    $ony needs to GTFO of business real soon. What a bunch of asshats. What’s even more dumb are the fools that blindly follow them.

  • James

    Sony sucks….nuff said

  • Jordan

    All the sony hate is funny, Fact of the matter is all consoles are dying. Its really good to see. PC is superior.

  • Ronnie

    Oh, yeah, it sure is. For almost the entire gen its been PC>360>>>>>>>>>>>>>>PS3 for the people that are sane.

  • Beasta

    James sucks Microsoft or Nintendo cold hard stiffed dick. Wow all the Sony hate is the real reason why when I see someone like James comment or Ronnie it’s upsetting. They act like retards and I bet they are to. All you Sony hater out there Heed my words. Sony is a great company and are better than Nintendo and Microsoft combine when it comes down to content, and value. I love when a anti-Sony comment appears and some retarded statement look foolish, and it just plain dumb. Can you play Call of duty for free? Oh wait Micro$oft is there a $50 oh wait $60 dollars a year policy just to play online, and the PlayStation 3 online is for free? The Wii is barley a true seventh generation console for goodness sakes, and Sony got a Inch left before reaching the same mark as Micro$oft. So what do I see almost all the time? Anti-Sony News 24/7 with some dumb statement not to buy one. This is why consoles are dying Anti-Sony hate is popular, The 360 is starting to age well, and Nintendo Next console is a HD version of the Wii which about six years ago they could have done that with the Wii, but instead they waited Six long Years, and the pre-order sells for the Wii-U are damn good, but they should have done that ages ago. All I see is Sony This Sony That. What did Sony PlayStation brand did to deserve this? oh, that right was it the $600 dollars price point that got people so mad, and now the machine is 50 percent off the original price. People are Dumb, bias, and need to get a life instead of bashing Sony, because the matter of the fact is you paying for something that not only not so innovated, but company like Nintendo and Microsoft are tricking Gamers with the same woo, but with an different angle. They are all the same thing, they just different brands with different perspective. So all you Anti-Sony commenters out there can go and jump off a plane and right before you do that please put if your a male put a toaster around your dick and turn it on while jumping off the plane for a toasty surprise, and once your in the hospital and see that $1000 something bill your choice to either live or die, but instead like Nintendo and the 360 if you go cheap this what you get
    And Remember forks there is no expense on being Happy it just expensive to have the best in entertainment. it a knowledge of being a gamer and not to cheat on myself. That what Nintendo and Microsoft are doing to there gamers everyday for years, and gamers just don’t notice yet, but I did. Please Comment Back anyone who ever dares. I will pass some knowledge to ya or just laugh at you. Either way my Rant is done for Now.

  • http://None Oxcar1

    Of course you idiots, pc is superior in tech aspects, kind of, lets put it this way: pc’s nowadays have better hardware than “this gen consoles”, but just because they were made after, they are powerful, faster, cheaper… A rig like that would be so much expensive than a console that powerful that days. Companies like sony, nintendo and microsoft just make you gaming experience more accesible. Hatred has gone a bit too far beyond… Ignorance.

  • Hollywood

    Playstationg wins the POS grammy award, here’s why :

  • Ronnie

    Way to go Beasta. You’ve just proven (like all you pauperfanboys time and time again) that PS fanboys are absolute suckers and retards to boot.

  • Bevin Kuttler


    Seems like you have a big heart for Sony…so instead of asking random people on the net to buy playstations, why don’t you just giving up all your money to Sony?? It’s a Win-Win for you and sony, right? Don’t you like FREE stuff? Well everyone does, so i dare you to act for Sony now, buying everyone a playstation ’till your bank savings empty.. Just to make Sony proud of you, for being a fantastic tool. U dare??

  • Anonymous

    All these tears

    Keep them coming nintenbabies

  • xino

    sony are right to sue!

    the guy is a representation of Kevin Butler fiction, used to promote Sony’s brand!

    yes Sony do not own Lambert. BUt come on man, if other people wants to use Lambert in their advert, they should dress him up so he doesn’t look like Kevin!
    like give him a blonde hair or something.

    even I didn’t know Kevin Butler was a fiction name and his real name Lambert.

    it is a p*ss take and Sony should sue those companies but not Lambert. If they sue Lambert, why shouldn’t he quit from Sony?

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