A federal court has denied H&R Block’s effort to stop Intuit from continuing to air a pair of TV commercials for TurboTax that comically suggested tax prep franchise employees worked as plumbers and clothing store clerks outside of tax season.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri ruled against Kansas City, Mo.-based H&R Block’s attempt to pull the TurboTax ads off the air. Three divisions of Block had filed suit last week against the ads. In one ad, a shopper in a women’s clothing department is greeted affectionately by a store employee who remembers doing her taxes the previous week.

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