NYT Sues HuffPo Over Mom Blog
Says 'Parentlode' too close to 'Motherlode'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 7, 2011 2:10 PM CST
The New York Times is suing the Huffington Post over similar blog names.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – It’s a battle of the mom blogs—though in both cases, the woman behind them is the same. The New York Times is suing the Huffington Post over the latter’s “Parentlode” blog, saying the name is too similar to the Times’ “Motherlode.” Both blogs have had the same boss: Lisa Belkin left the Times this year and started Parentlode last month. According to the Times, she “clearly intended” for readers to conflate the two blogs, Reuters reports.

When Belkin launched Parentlode, she pointed to the three-year-old Times blog in suggesting the new name was appropriate for “an era when fathers are every bit the parent."
 

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