Thursday, January 24, 2013

Fundamentalist Pastor Changes Name of Radio Show To Settle Infringement Suit

The Denver Post reported last week on the settlement of a lawsuit filed in New York federal district court last November by National Public Radio's Science Friday against fundamentalist Christian pastor Bob Enyart.  The suit charged Enyart with trademark infringement and cybersquatting.  Enyart used the name "Real Science Friday" for his radio show that was devoted to challenging mainstream science reporting on the age of the earth and evolution. The NPR program was concerned that people searching for it would be confused and go to Enyart's program.  A confidential settlement was confirmed by a court order issued in December. As part of the settlement, Enyart changed the name of his broadcasts to Real Science Radio. [Thanks to John Kulesz for the lead.]