Movie executives behind the lucrative Harry Potter franchise are taking legal action against a Swiss condom brand for allegedly naming their products after the boy wizard.
Bosses at the Warner Bros. studio are said to have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the company making Harry Poppers, which feature an illustration of a condom wearing round glasses and waving a magic wand on the packet.
The legal action, reported by Swiss newspaper Bote, is said to come in a bid to banish the brand from stores ahead of the release of the next installment of the movie franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, in November (10).
A lawyer for Warner Bros. tells Bote, "The image of my client is in danger."