NYT Sues HuffPo Over Mom Blog

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

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." (Read more New York Times stories.)

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