Clash between Two Online Dating Sites

Sites that offer mail-order brides from Eastern Europe are arguing in Federal Court

Top online dating site Anastasia International accused EM Online Ltd. dba Elena’s Models of brand name violations, wrong promotions, indirect interference and illegal competition, in the New York Federal Court. Anastasia is a United States online dating organization, while EM Online is an Australian based dating website. Both of them, nonetheless, target the U.S market. As a consequence, one can possibly discover how both are competing for the same market.

“The Plaintiff offers an international internet dating service which, for a small fee, matches up males in the United States with females found in the Russian Federation and Ukraine. New York has the main market for Anastasia”, the plaintiff states. “EM Online directly intrudes upon Anastasia’s market. “Upon details and belief, Elena’s Models manages or sponsors webpages entitled ‘anastasiadatefraud.com’ and ‘ruadventures.com.'”. The websites’ owners can’t be identified as a result of a proxy service being utilized, which makes things suspicious to put it mildly. Despite this, they “coincidentallyOnline Dating” redirect viewers to elenasmodels.com. The cornerstone of the false advertising accusation stands because of the fact the two internet sites accuse Anastasiadate of cautiously and indefinitely scamming customers and deceive their potential customers when buying their services, after which go on to state that the accused, elenasmodels.com, is a totally safe and reliable dating site. “The anastasiadatefraud.com website purports to show extracts from e-mails written by women with user profiles on Anastasiadate.com. The e-mail extracts all have a standard message – the ladies featured on Anastasiadate.com aren’t truly looking for a relationship with men from the U.S., but alternatively are contract workers paid to correspond with Anastasia customers and break their hearts. The emails look to be quite fake, and so anastasiadatefraud.com can be charged with false advertisement. Anastasiadate’s main concern is to make certain that all the girls in the site’s service are true females who are looking for love.”

The complaint says that EM Online are voluntarily false advertising, since they know that what they’re saying is bogus, and that the email messages were composed with the sole purpose of wrongly halting Anastasiadate’s business. As outlined by Anastasia, Elena’s Models is making use of its other site, ruadventures.com, to hurt other businesses and promote its very own, in a very unjust way. “This website, despite claiming to be a forum dedicated to reviewing online dating sites, is really noted to be quite picky as it promotes Elena’s Models specifically while trying to harm other businesses. The website contains falsehoods about customers’ use of the Anastasiadate service which .. has been designed by Elena’s Models,” or so the accusation says.

Anastasia claims that ruadventures.com infringes on its copyrighted logo to swipe potential customers. “Using metatags making use of the Anastasiadate trademarks, defend[ant] has situated both internet sites in order that they appear at or on top of any internet search for Anastasiadate,” according to the complaint. Anastasia is seeking an initial and long-lasting injunction, and treble and punitive damages. Yeskoo Hogan & Tamlyn’s Richard C. Yeskoo is standing for the plaintiff.

Anastasiadate’s services include getting together with “some of the world’s most desirable ladies!” “Few other international internet dating web page comes close,” the internet site claims. The meta description is “your quickest approach to a stack of replies, real and loving women, 24/7 customer satisfaction and security.”

On the anastasiadatefraud.com site, also examined Thursday, an anonymous writer says he will tell readers “only the facts” about Anastasia date. Anastasiadate pays women to log in and pose as single women looking for love, and are paid to do this by the same company, according to him. A girl form Kiev told him these details, and that’s why he’s now exposing it to the world. He states the third-party agencies promise women “high profits and flexible schedule” to email and chat with American men. The requirements needed for this kind of “job” are: to be over 18 years old and to be literate in English and in computers.

The girl could have been working for Elena’s Models, as she actually recommended the web page to him!

Alex Vidal