The U.S. version of The Spectator, the world’s oldest English-language magazine, is being sued by The American Spectator Foundation for trademark infringement around its name, sources tell Axios.
Why it matters: Until this lawsuit, sources say the two titles had an amicable relationship for the past four decades.
- The Spectator has been selling its U.K. magazine in the U.S. for over 100 years. In 2019 it launched a U.S. print version, a year after launching its U.S. digital site.
- The American Spectator, which is now just a digital magazine, has undergone a few iterations since its inception in 1967. The conservative news magazine is run by The American Spectator Foundation.