A few years back Volkswagen motors acquired Rolls Royce. They forgot something important, the trademark newsletter reveals that they failed to acquire the trademark rights. Much mirth is had on adlist when we hear about this. Example:
POSITIONS WANTED. Highly accomplished legal team with experience in the automotive industry. Received high level of recognition for work on Volkswagen-Rolls Royce merger. Will work for food. Please call 1-800-VW1-OOPS.
-- John Backman
Alec Long who quipped the headline for this story is of course spoofing David Ogilvy's famous Rolls Royce ad here in the archives. Hat tip Leslie Burns.