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Katten's Representation of Scripps in Food Fanatics Suit Noted in Law360

Firm News | September 11, 2013

Rebutting trademark infringement allegations, Katten client Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. called a bid to block the premiere of its new reality series Food Fanatics “a prior restraint on free speech.” Distributor US Foods Inc. claims the network appropriated the name of its “Food Fanatics” marketing initiative after unsuccessfully seeking to license the title. Scripps has countered there was no discussion of trademark licensing, adding “Any injunction would have a chilling effect on free speech with wide-ranging implications in the media industry affecting titles of television series and films.” Intellectual Property attorneys Floyd Mandell, Kristin Holland and Jeffrey Wakolbinger are representing Scripps. (“Food Network Owner Rips Food Fanatics Injunction Bid,” September 9, 2013) 

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