United States Seventh Circuit

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TY, INC. v. PERRYMAN, 02-1771

Protection under the trademark anti-dilution statute, 15 U.S.C. section 1125(c), will not be extended against a seller of second-hand beanbag stuffed animals over the internet, based on use of the term "beanies" to describe beanbag stuffed animals.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/04/2002
  • Published 10/04/2002


  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, EASTERBROOK, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Richard W. Young (argued), Gardner, Carton & Douglas, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Joan I. Norek (argued), Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.