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An Israeli coffee company is being sued because its actor looks like George Clooney

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Nestlé is suing an Israeli coffee company for using an actor who bears a striking resemblance to George Clooney - the face of Nespresso - in an advert.

A disclaimer during the Israeli Espresso club ad warns that the silver-haired actor "is not George Clooney"...

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Nespresso Israel said the step was being taken to "prevent customers being misled".

But Espresso Club CEO Oren Tal was quoted by local media as saying:

This is a flagship case for Nestle and so they will fight us to the end. I think the discussion on using doubles will reach all the way to the High Court, but their claims don’t make sense, so that’s why I think we’ll win.

There is a whole genre in advertising of ads that relate to and make fun of their competitors.

Watch the Israeli Espresso Club advert here


And Clooney's Nespresso one here



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