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Washingtonian / Andrew Beaujon / Feb 9, 2021
“The Massachusetts-based Punchbowl says the similarly named DC-focused concern is a problem because both companies seek customers ‘who are likely interested in both news about politics and news and services relating to event and celebration planning.’ Search engines could also be confused by the names, the suit says. Punchbowl News seeks subscribers for $300 a year. The Massachusetts Punchbowl says it contacted Punchbowl News in January to demand that it stop using the name but that it ‘refused to comply.'”
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