Politico.com is a sort of US Total Politics/Politics Home writ large. It provides an excellent political news and comment service, with its columnist appearing regularly as pundits across the US media. In a very short time it has started to rival the big news organisations in the States.
Today, it is trying to shut down a relatively obscure UK Political blog called Tory Politico, on the basis that it is stealing the name Politico. To write a very threatening legal letter to an individual blogger who has perhaps 500 hits a day, seems to be rather OTT.
Tory Politico is, to his credit, so far resisting the threats, but it is not a pleasant position to be in.
It's funny, because when I owned Politico's Bookstore & Publishing and I saw Politico has started in the States, I too thought about sendimg them a legal letter accusing them of stealing the name. But I thought better of it. They were there and we were here. What a pity wiser counsel didn't prevail in the legal offices of Politico.com vis a vis Tory Politico.
Tory Politico has the full story HERE.
UPDATE: One of my Twitter followers has discovered that I still own the Politico's Trademark. I have suggested to Tory Politico that he adds an 's' onto the end of his name!