"The mayor of Batman, Turkey is suing Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. for using the name without permission.
The mayor of the real city of Batman — an oil-producing city in southeast Turkey — is reportedly suing “Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros., seeking royalties from this summer’s box-office blockbuster, according to Variety.
In his lawsuit, Huseyin Kalkan, the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party mayor of Batman, is accusing Nolan and the studio of using the city’s name without permission.
“There is only one Batman in the world,” Kalkan said. “The American producers used the name of our city without informing us.”
According to Variety, Kalkan is compiling a series of charges against the director and Warner Bros., which owns the right to the Batman character.
Among the charges are a claim that the use of the Batman name is to blame for several unsolved murders and a high female suicide rate, based on the psychological impact that the film’s success has had on the city’s inhabitants, Variety reported."
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With the rise of economic troubles comes the rise of frivolous litigation. And this one takes the cake. Next.. Thor sues marvel comics for the unauthorized use of his image.