Tribune Sees Red Over Fox News ‘Red Eye’ Show

By: E&P Staff

Tribune Co., publisher of the Chicago commuter and youth daily tabloid RedEye says Fox News Network is infringing on its trademark with a talk show called “Red Eye.”

The lawsuit, filed Feb. 14 and first reported Friday by Crain’s Chicago Business, says the entertainment-oriented cable-TV show covers the same content as RedEye.

Tribune notes that it already airs a television show called “RedEye” on its CLTV channel in Chicago. The newspaper also produces content for a RedEye Web site, Tribune said, which could lead to more consumer confusion because the Fox News program also has a “Red Eye” Web site and a blog.

Tribune’s suit says the Chicago media giant owns a federal trademark on the RedEye name for newspapers, and has applications pending for television and the Web.

A hearing was set for Feb. 26.

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