Humorist Sued for Trademark Infringement

The Associated Press reported that Fox News decided to drop its trademark infringement lawsuit on August 25 against author and humorist Al Franken following Southern District of New York Federal Judge Denny Chin's decision not to grant an injunction against the book's cover. Fox has originally filed suit against Franken claiming that Franken's new book entitled, Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, was an infringement on Fox News' slogan, "Fair and Balanced." Fox argued that some individuals might confuse Franken's book as being a Fox product because of the slogan, according to the San-Diego Union Tribune. The Associated Press reported that Franken was "disappointed" by the decision because he had been, "hoping they'd (Fox) keep it going for a few more news cycles."

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