They now sell snacks in Indonesia with a cartoon of Lionel Messi and his name purposely misspelled on the package. MESI it reads to avoid copyright infringement.
Mesi Snacks - The New Indonesian Junk Food
02/22/2013
 
The name Messi sells, but apparently the name Mesi with one S can sell as well. Lately, Messi has become the advertising face of more and more products. However, some are not willing to pay for the copyrights like this Indonesian company which  renamed one of their snacks to Mesi to attract more customers. By leaving out the second S in Messi, they left no ground for legal debate in regards to copyright infringement.

The package has a cartoon of a boy doing a bicycle kick wearing the Barcelona colors and it reads Mesi above it. Just below the word Mesi, it also says 'Kentang Goreng', which means french fries in Indonesian.

It must be just a big coincidence, right?

Not....
 
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