Court Dismisses Trademark Suit Against Clear Channel Over 'iHeartRadio Music Awards'
July 17, 2014 at 4:51 AM (PT)
The suit by RADIO DOGS INC. against CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS and PREMIERE NETWORKS for allegedly infringing on its trademark with the name "iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS" being too close to "RADIO MUSIC AWARDS" has been dismissed without prejudice by U.S. District Judge DARRIN P. GAYLES. The dismissal, effective JULY 10th,was based on the plaintiff's failure to respond to CLEAR CHANNEL's motion to dismiss the case; a response was due JUNE 30th and not submitted.
RADIO DOGS -- LINCOLN FINANCIAL MEDIA/MIAMI Marketing Dir. VON FREEMAN, consultant PAUL JOSEPH and TV producer TONY EATON -- had complained that the new show's name included their trademark, used on a show that aired on the old WB network in 1999, on ABC in 2000-2001, and on NBC in 2003-2005, sponsored by CLEAR CHANNEL and with RYAN SEACREST, also the host of the iHEARTRADIO show, as host.