There is a band called World Famous Superfriends.
They are represented by Universal Music Group.
There is a cartoon franchise called Superfriends. It is owned by DC Comics and was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions.
It is not connected in any shape or form with Universal Music Group.
A few years ago, Family Guy did a parody of one of the Superfriends’ most famous openings, the one from The All-New Superfriends Hour (the familiar syndication opening with the Superfriends title card). Great opening. You’ll only find an older poor copy with a skidmark site’s logo smeared all over it as if they owned it. You won’t find a clear version of the original opening. You also won’t find the Family Guy parody clip.
Because it has been blocked by Universal Music Group.
Because UMG represents and distributes a completely unrelated group called World Famous Superfriends.
It’s the increased traffic from the Family Guy parody as well as the search for the original All-New Superfriends opening it parodied to see how intact the parody was (spoiler alert: VERY) that caused UMG to act like Big Brother and take the fair use clips of something they don’t even own out of circulation on YouTube except for the poor clip with the skidmarked logo of a site that doesn’t own it (they didn’t create it either).
I’d think that DC Comics would own the Superfriends name in any medium anyway (be it in Superfriends or “Super Friends” form), so I’d go after UMG on that alone. Makes a hell of a lot more sense than a mediocre baseball team suing a film studio because they think audiences are stupid enough to confuse a story of a redhead princess who becomes a warrior with an inept baseball team that has fizzled out for much of the decade and aren’t really trying to rebuild its rosters to be great. Takes a really brave man to pick on a little girl.
But I digress.