LeVar Burton's Use Of 'Reading Rainbow' Mark Put On Hold

Law360, Los Angeles (August 8, 2017, 7:03 PM EDT) -- Actor LeVar Burton, host of the children’s literacy show "Reading Rainbow," must turn over control of the show’s website to the public broadcaster that claims he’s infringing their copyrights, according to a New York federal court order Tuesday that also bars him from referring to his podcast as “Reading Rainbow for adults,” which allegedly steps on the show's trademarked title.

The Western New York Public Broadcasting Association, known as WNED, had sued Burton on Monday in federal court, alleging he’d hijacked the "Reading Rainbow" websites and...
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