In the suit, filed in federal court in New York on Friday, Buffalo-based PBS affiliate WNED maintains that it owns the rights to intellectual property associated with “Reading Rainbow,” and agreed to license the property to Burton for an online revival of the series in 2011.According to WNED, Burton’s company RRKidz has challenged the termination, leaving the two entities embroiled in contentious litigation arising out of that termination for the better part of two years.According to the suit, a court ordered RRKidz not to represent that Burton owns Reading Rainbow in Oct. 2016, but the media “latched onto Mr. Burton’s use of the phrase ‘Reading Rainbow for adults,’ and it became the de facto slogan for [his] podcast.”The suit is asking for an order preventing RRKids from “reproducing, distributing, publicly performing, or publicly displaying content substantially similar to the RR Series, other than the continued distribution of content created prior to March 18, 2016 through Reading Rainbow Skybrary, as that product existed at the time of the termination of the License Agreement.”
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
NYS DOS ID#
NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
2014 - ADK WOODS AND LAKESIDE PROPERTIES, LLC
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