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Turkish Town “Batman” Sues WB, Nolan

Here’s a strong candidate for most ridiculous lawsuit of the year – and decade?

Apparently, there’s a town in Turkey named “Batman,” and the town’s mayor is suing the production company and director of “The Dark Knight” for using the town’s name without permission.

Now that you’re done laughing…Nevermind that neither WB or Christopher Nolan created the character in the first place.  The defendants in the lawsuit should be Bob Kane and DC Comics.  (But they didn’t recently set box office records, now, did they?)  And nevermind that the town doesn’t hold copyrights to the word Batman when it’s used for entertainment purposes. 

The comforting part of this is that it proves the U.S. isn’t the only country with opportunistic, unethical politicians.  See the Variety article for more.

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One Response

  1. Hope the town of Bat Cave up near Ashville, NC doesn’t read this and get any ideas!

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