Ira Glass Drops Trademark Suit As Podcast Changes Name

Law360, New York (August 29, 2012, 7:12 PM EDT) -- The operator of a podcast whose name allegedly ran too close to the trademarked "This American Life" program has agreed to change the podcast's name, prompting a Virginia federal judge on Tuesday to close out an infringement suit lodged by the broadcaster and host of the national radio program.

U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady closed out a suit filed by TAL host Ira Glass and Chicago Public Media Inc. after they on Friday filed a notice of dismissal in the suit, which alleged that consumer software...
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