I just saw a Head & Shoulders ad that had NFL players in the locker room. No fucking shit, there was small print that said "NFL Players is a trademark of the National Football League."
What. The. Fuck?
First of all, the ad never said "NFL Players." So you're saying that you cannot use people pretending to play football in a professional capacity at all? Does the NFL own its players like slaves on a plantation? IIRC, they didn't even have actual team jerseys!
On another subject, Albert Einstein's image (and probably name) is trademarked. Any time it appears somewhere, Bill fucking Gates, of all people, gets a check. The dude has been dead for over fifty years, and we're talking about someone who wasn't a celebrity, but a scientist without whom the modern world would be a very different place.
Since Gates obviously has no fucking soul, he should've bought the rights to Hitler's image instead. He'd make quadrillions daily from the Military Channel (AKA "We Only Show All the Hitler Stuff The History Channel Used to Show") alone.
*--For behavior unbecoming anyone, perpetrated in real time over an extended--AH, FUCK IT! MORE MALIBU, BITCHES!!