CNN Sues ‘HLN’

By Alex Weprin 

CNN parent company Time Warner has sued Haiti Live Networks over the use of its acronym: HLN.

Time Warner of course has an HLN of its own, a sister channel to CNN.

The Hollywood Reporter‘s Hollywood, Esq. blog has the details:

CNN has doubts whether Haiti Live Networks was established in good faith. According to a complaint filed late last week in Georgia federal court, CNN says the domain name,, as well as an affiliated Twitter feed, were registered with the intention to profit by creating confusion in the marketplace. CNN alleges the “deception” caused by use of a HLN logo is causing “irreparable harm” to its HLN brand.

Haiti Live Networks broadcasts live TV signals from Haiti to other countries. More channels for Dr. Drew Pinsky to have a show on!