... Case Briefs Case John W. Carson, Appellant v. Here’s Johnny Portable Toilets Inc., Defendant Facts The appellant, John W. Carson was a TV host in 1962. In the TV show, the phrase “Here’s Johnny” was used to introduce Carson’s show each night at the National Broadcasting Company. As a popular publicized phrase, Carson authorized the use of “Here’s Johnny” to business companies, including Johnny Carson Apparel. In 1976, an independent Michigan Company called Here’s Johnny Portable Toilets Inc. was founded (Smith, 21). As both the plaintiff and the appellant, John Carson sued Here’s Johnny Portable Toilets Inc. for unfair competition among related other claims.
In 1976, the plaintiff ...