We're not quite sure whether this is the most ridiculous thing we've heard all week, or the most genius thing - but either way, it gave us a giggle.

There's quite a serious music-related trial taking place in the States at the moment, where Marvin Gaye's estate is suing Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for their alleged infringement of one of Gaye's tunes for their hit 'Blurred Lines'.

Elsewhere, American granola manufacturers Early Bird have felt the wrath of Hall & Oates. The '80s pop duo are suing the company because they have a range of products that fall under the name Haulin' Oats. Badum tsssh, etc.

The Guardian reports that they're claiming an infringement of their trademark, with the court document stating "the name and mark Haulin’ Oats is an obvious play upon Plaintiff’s well-known Hall & Oates mark, and was selected by defendant in an effort to trade off of the fame and notoriety associated with the artist’s and plaintiff’s well-known marks."

Looks like they can't go for that. No can do. Watch out boys, they'll chew you up, etc. etc. etc.