First, an under-performing Western (is there any other kind in the modern age?), and now another unfortunate thing.
... “Family Guy” honcho has been hit with a lawsuit by a production company that claims his 2012 big-screen comedy “Ted” was bases on a web series. ...
“Charlie and Ted possess the same physical attributes, including the general look and feel of each character,” the lawsuit reads.
The suit goes so far as to point out online posts from both characters that expounded on similar topics, such as Lindsay Lohan, defecation and Winnie the Pooh.
I don't think you can trademark or copyright excrement.
Ted is a big Universal franchise. I bet the company will defend against this lawsuit right up through the appellate courts.