United States Seventh Circuit

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SULLIVAN v. CBS CORP., 02-2058

In a trademark dispute over the mark "Survivor," plaintiff-rock band cannot show any likelihood of confusion or dilution with defendant's use of the word "survivor" as a name for a reality television show.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 12/02/2003
  • Decided 09/24/2004
  • Published 09/24/2004

Judges

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

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Annette M. McGarry (argued), Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Richard J. O'Brien, Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood, David E. Fink, White, O'Connor, Curry, Gatti & Avanzado, Los Angeles, CA, Christopher B. Wilson, Perkins Coie, Chicago, IL, Andrew M. White (argued), White, O'Connor, Curry, Gatti & Avanzado, Los Angeles, CA, for Defendants-Appellees.