Dispute Between Two Online Dating Sites

An argument in the Federal Court has recently occured amongst a pair of main dating sites

Anastasia International has accused EM Online Ltd. dba Elena’s Models with brand name infractions, false marketing, indirect interference and unfair competition, in the Manhattan Federal Court. Anastasia is a United States online dating organization, whilst EM Online is an Australian based online dating web page. Both, nonetheless, target the United States market. Therefore, one could find out how both are fighting for the same market.

“Anastasia, who have dragged EM Online to court, matches up American men with Russian and Ukrainian women. NYC holds the greatest market for Anastasia”, the plaintiff expresses. “Hence, the two sites target the same region, which means that both of these are competing for the exact same prospective buyers, with regards to the U.S Market. By way of our analysis, it has become clear that ‘anastasiadatefraud’ and ‘ruadventures.com’ are both websites developed by Elena’s Models to place a stain on Anastasia’s reputation . Both these websites disguise the identity of their owners by using a proxy service. Despite this, they “coincidentally” redirect viewers to elenasmodels.com. These websites try to put Anastasia in a bad light by blaming the site of lies to its customers, because of the site “being a rip-off”, after which suggests Elena’s Models as a substitute. “The anastasiadatefraud.com website purports to show extracts from e-mails written by women with profiles on Anastasiadate.com. The e-mail extracts all have a standard message – girls featured on Anastasiadate.com aren’t truly seeking a relationship with men from the U.S., but alternatively are contract employees paid to correspond with Anastasia customers and break their hearts. The emails from these females are definitely fake, making these suggestions false. Anastasiadate’s customers are assured that the women they’re speaking to are 100% genuine women.”

The complaint says that EM Online are voluntarily false advertising, given that they know that what they’re saying is bogus, and that the email messages were composed with the only objective of unfairly ceasing Anastasiadate’s business. As outlined by Anastasia, Elena’s Models is using its other site, ruadventures.com, to harm other businesses and promote its very own, in a very unjust manner. “This site, despite claiming to be a forum focused on reviewing online dating sites, is really noted to be quite selective as it promotes Elena’s Models exclusively while attempting to harm other companies. The site has plenty of false advertisement about Anastasiadate, that has truly been tinkered with by EM Online,” as is written on the complaint.

According to Anastasia, ruadventures.com has also made unlawful utilisation of the branded logo design to allure customers. “Using metatags using the Anastasiadate trademarks, defend[ant] has positioned both websites so they really come up at or near the top of any web search for Anastasiadate,” the complaint states. Anastasiadate, as expected, are pressing for charges. Yeskoo Hogan & Tamlyn’s Richard C. Yeskoo is standing for the plaintiff.

Anastasiadate’s services include meeting “a few of the planet’s most incredible girls!” “You can’t locate a better internet dating service any place else,” the site says. The site describes itself as “the easiest way to find real women online, with the best customer protection entirely on a dating site.”

On anastasiadatefraud.com, an anon writer states that he knows everything about the web page. According to him, Anastasiadate hires girls who will be paid to communicate with the customers. He claims he knows this just because a woman he talked with in Ukraine told him how Anastasiadate works. Women are assured a lot of cash and decent working hours, just by chatting and emailing American men, by a third party company attached to Anastasiadate. The only real listed requirements are to be 18 or older, to know English, and also to understand how to make use of a computer, according to the website.

The woman may have been working for Elena’s Models, as she actually suggested the internet site to him!

Alex Vidal