Chicago Tribune files complaint against “Occupied Chicago Tribune”
The Chicago Tribune has filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization against the “Occupied Chicago Tribune” for infringing upon its trademark. Occupy uses their name, “Chicago Tribune” as well as a similar logo and lettering. Occupied Chicago Tribune has published two print editions and have a website with news updates.
Occupy was asked by the Tribune to stop using their name. “We reached out to them, we expressed our concerns, and they agreed to re-brand their product,” Karen Flax, assistant general counsel for the Tribune, said.
Despite what they said, the Occupied Chicago Tribune has not changed their publications and continue to use the Tribune’s name and brand.
The Occupied Chicago Tribune is not the only Occupy publication using names and brands; there is also an Occupied Wall Street Journal, Occupied Oakland Tribune and Occupied Washington Times.