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Lady Gaga Wins Court Battle Over 'Lady Goo Goo'

Singer blocks gaming company from marketing parody

October 14, 2011 1:35 PM ET
Lady Gaga Wins Court Battle Over 'Lady Goo Goo'
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Lady Gaga has won an injunction barring the makers of an online game from promoting an animated character called Lady Goo Goo. The character, intended to be a parody of the singer, was part of the British company Mind Candy's Moshi Monsters site, in which children can adopt a virtual pet monster.

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Lady Goo Goo, a sunglasses-wearing blonde baby, appeared in "The Moshi Dance," a video that went viral on YouTube in June. Mind Candy had intended to release the song as a single, but the British High Court ruling bars them from promoting, advertising or selling anything involving the Lady Goo Goo character.

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