WDST Owner Sues LPFM Over 'Woodstock' Slogan
April 21, 2015 at 3:54 AM (PT)
CHET-5 BROADCASTING, licensee of Triple A WDST (RADIO WOODSTOCK 100.1)/WOODSTOCK, NY, is suing BIRDS OF A FEATHER MEDIA LTD., licensee of low power FM WIOF-LP, for the latter calling its station "WOODSTOCK 104.1."
CHET-5's suit, in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of NEW YORK, alleges that the use of "WOODSTOCK" in the name violates its trademarks for s “RADIO WOODSTOCK”, “RADIO WOODSTOCK 100.1”, and the “RADIO WOODSTOCK 100.1 Plus Design.”
The suit alleges trademark infringement and unfair competition and asks for a permanent injunction and damages.