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Trademark Infringement Alleged by Media Company

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The South Florida Business Journal reports that West Palm Beach Florida-based Ion Media Networks is being sued by San Pedro California-based Positive Ions, alleging trademark infringement in a federal lawsuit.


The lawsuit was filed on July 10, after Ion Media Networks changed its name from the former Paxson Communications Corp. The lawsuit alleges that Paxson changed its name to Ion, even though it was aware of Positive Ions and its business.


Since 1999, Positve Ions has utilized the Ion trademark to promote its entertainment services via the internet. Also, the company formerly known as Paxson has filed intent to use trademarks for marks including ionNetworks, which is a subname utilized by Positive Ions.


Ion Media networks has not yet commented publicly on the lawsuit.

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