'Times' Asks HuffPo to Cease and Desist

Claims it ripped off the paper's Motherlode blog

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Yesterday marked the launch of Parentlode, a new Huffington Post blog written by former New York Times reporter Lisa Belkin. Sound familiar? That’s probably because Belkin spent the past three years writing the similarly named parenting blog Motherlode for the Times' website. But rather than considering the HuffPo’s imitation the highest form of flattery, the paper is threatening to use legal force to keep the rival site from using the Parentlode name.

In a cease-and-desist letter obtained by WWD, New York Times Co.

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