Drinking wine from a Pringles can: parody or trade mark infringement?

Powers's Pringle wine cansThe IPKat is delighted to receive and publish the following reflections by Katfriend Andrea Rossi on a recent news item concerning drunk cart drivers, Pringles, art … and potential infringements.Here's what Andrea writes: "In the morning of January the 8th, 2019, the Wichita Falls (Texas, USA) police received a call relating to a drunk woman, riding an electric shopping cart in the Walmart parking lot, while drinking wine from a Pringles can. The woman ended being banned from entering Walmart grounds (see the full story here, here and here). Now, I know that the first question that occurred to all of you (or “y´all” as they would say in Texas), is not: “What is a drunk woman doing at 6.30 a.m. in the Walmart park lot riding an electric cart?”, but, rather: “Why have I never thought of drinking wine out of a Pringles can?”. This actually seems to properly function as a wine…

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