Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Phillip Barengolts , Attorney, Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson, Chicago, IL, Christopher R. Putt , Attorney, May, Oberfell & Lorber, Mishawaka, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellant.
Andrew H. Bart , Attorney, Jenner & Block LLP, New York, NY, Keith V. Porapaiboon , Attorney, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.
Before MANION, ROVNER, and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.
MANION, Circuit Judge.
Fortres Grand Corporation develops and sells a desktop management program called "Clean Slate." When Warner Bros. Entertainment used the words "the clean slate" to describe a hacking program in the movie, The Dark Knight Rises, Fortres Grand noticed a precipitous drop in sales of its software. Believing Warner Bros.' use of the words "clean slate" infringed its trademark and caused the decrease in sales, Fortres Grand brought this suit...
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