United States Seventh Circuit

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PACKMAN v. CHICAGO TRIBUNE CO., 01-1016

A newspaper's reproduction of its headline, along with its masthead, on souvenir products is not a trademark use because the masthead identifies the newspaper as the source of the products and identifies the phrase as a newspaper headline reporting on an event, and not as a trademark.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 05/09/2001
  • Decided 09/27/2001
  • Published 09/27/2001

Judges

  • RIPPLE, Circuit Judge., Before RIPPLE, MANION and KANNE, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Reginald J. Hill, Chicago, IL, argued, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • James A. Klenk, Steven L. Merouse, argued, Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.