Ice Cream Truck Rivals Face the Music in Jingle Lawsuit

Mister Softee is suing a soft-serve ice cream competitor for allegedly stealing its signature tune.
1:36 | 08/19/15

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It's just sixteen notes in the Q slack and to children everywhere the jolly jingle means only one thing. And I'm like you may not share the same enthusiasm for the endless loop of China's it's. Sound like money and joked Malario when I mean. First by the working here I'll hear it in my sleeve but long time mr. softy driver earns his living on those sixteen notes. It's in the company's brand for generations now Joseph says knock off ice cream trucks are churning through his turf. And playing his two. These guys are on running around here playing our music. They're not paying no royalties they're pretty much laughing I'm a softly. Joseph works purely on commission which means bad single drives every dollar and when competitors use that music to scoop up his business. He says his profits simply melt away. I mean take then I'd done it issues. Mr. softy says this is the culprit one of the drivers from a company called New York ice cream profile last month by the website optimist playing the trademark to. They pay that much less in because of its assault once Saudi plane. He's touched fifteen point. Now mr. softy is playing hardball suing the Long Island City company where no one wanted to talk to us today. Welcome to deal song about it and while back on the street Joe's focused on keeping its valuable clients happy a freebie here and there certainly doesn't hurt. They hoped his employer can ice out the competition. Fresh meadows queens Josh anchor channel seven Eyewitness News.

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