Trademark News & Screw-ups Aaron Myers closes DCistNOW amid trademark spat, launches TheDistrictNOW

This sounds like a unwritten chapter from Atlas Shrugged. A successful mogul shuts down his media empire reacting to the staff of the network's two New York sites voted to unionize. Essentially, the owner went on strike. But when a third party decided to start a website with a name confusingly similar to that of one of his websites, he was having none of it. A swift cease-and-desist letter—and DCistNow was no more. Love the irony: "DCist" and "cease-and-desist" kind of rhyme, too :)

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