Rhapsody Sues Streaming Site Over 'Napster' Trademark

Law360, New York (November 27, 2013, 7:25 PM EST) -- Rhapsody International Inc. finally went to court Wednesday in a long-brewing fight over its control of the infamous “Napster” name, lodging a trademark infringement and unfair competition suit against the owner of an open-source music sharing site called Napster.fm.

Rhapsody, which bought the name of the illegal downloading pioneer in 2011, has been sparring with Ryan Lester since the April launch of a website he called “Napster for the modern Web." After Rhapsody sent a cease-and-desist, Lester quickly changed the name to Peer.fm.

But now Rhapsody...
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Case Information

Case Title

Rhapsody International Inc. v. Lester

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit



Charles R. Breyer

Date Filed

November 25, 2013

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