Radio One Sues Flinn Over Use Of 'Boom' Trademark At Boomin 96/Memphis
January 23, 2015 at 3:33 AM (PT)
RADIO ONE, INC. has sued FLINN BROADCASTING CORP. for trademark infringement, false designation of origin, deceptive acts and practices, and unfair competition for using the trademarked slogan "BOOM" on its new Classic Hip-Hop WIVG/TUNICA, MS-MEMPHIS and WOXF/OXFORD, MS, both of which are using the name "BOOMIN 96 THROWBACK HIP-HOP."
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Western TENNESSEE, alleges that RADIO ONE sent a cease and desist letter to FLINN MEMPHIS GM DUANE HARGROVE on DECEMBER 17th but that no response was received. A second letter was sent on JANUARY 6th, and, again, no response was elicited, but FLINN subsequently released smartphone apps with the BOOMIN mark for streaming.
RADIO ONE is seeking to block FLINN from further use of the BOOMIN mark as well as unspecified actual, statutory, and punitive damages plus costs and attorney's fees.