Aereo and FilmOn settle name dispute
May 22, 2013
By Colin Mann
Internet TV streaming services Aereo and FilmOn have reached a settlement drawing to a close three lawsuits between the parties. In 2012, Barry Diller — a major investor in Aereo — sued FilmOn founder Alki David for creating a site called BarryDriller.com. In February 2013, David responded by suing Aereo for trademark infringement after he bought the naming rights to a product called Aero. In March, Aereo sued David for creating a site called Aero.tv.
As part of a deal to settle three separate lawsuits pending before US District Judge Audrey Collins in Los Angeles, David has agreed to permanent injunctions barring him from using the Aereokiller or Barry Driller names in connection with any business activity.
“The parties are pleased to have resolved these matters and can now focus on their respective business operations,” read a statement from David’s lawyer, Ryan Baker of Baker Marquart.