SOURCE: Positive Ions, Inc.

September 14, 2007 09:01 ET

Judgment Entered Against Ion Media Networks, Inc. in Dispute Over "iON" Trademark Registration

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2007) - On September 10, 2007, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board entered judgment against Florida-based Ion Media Networks, Inc. regarding its dispute over the trademark registration for "iON" with San Pedro-based Positive Ions, Inc., which operates the ION Network and over 1,000 Interactive Channels.

Ion Media had applied for the trademark "iON" in connection with certain uses, including "television broadcasting" and "distribution of cable television services." Positive Ions opposed the application. Ion Media subsequently abandoned the application, but did not seek Positive Ions' consent to abandon during the dispute, so the TTAB entered judgment against Ion Media. The TTAB also entered judgment in favor of Positive Ions with regard to oppositions to Ion Media's trademark registration applications for "ionKIDS," "ionHEALTH," "ion MEDIA NETWORKS" and "ion NETWORKS" in connection with similar uses.

Positive Ions is also currently the Plaintiff in a trademark infringement suit with Ion Media. The case is set for trial on November 13, 2007, in Federal court in Los Angeles.


The ION® Network features a unique broadcast, mobile, and social media network with 1,000+ focused ionChannels(SM). The ION® Network provides millions of consumers with user submitted video, TV shows, events, information, goods and services all tailored to their interests with an emphasis on sports, lifestyle, nutrition, kids, and family. The Network includes original programming delivered via the ION® Sports Network (over 150 Sports Specific Channels), ION® Cities Station Group, ION® Kids, ION® Television, ION® Music, ION® Family, ION® Health, ION® Life, and ION® Events.

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