New York Federal Court Case that Involves Two Online Dating Sites

An argument within the Federal Court has broke out between a pair of top online dating sites

Online dating provider Anastasia International accused EM Online Ltd. dba Elena’s Models of trademark infractions, fake promotions, indirect interference and illegal competition, in the Manhattan Federal Court. Anastasia is a United States internet dating organization, while EM Online is an Australian based online dating web-site. Both, nevertheless, target the United States market. In turn, you can find out how both are contending for the exact same market.

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“Anastasia, who’ve took EM Online to the court, matchmakes American men with Russian and Ukrainian   m, girls. Ny is actually a considerable source of Anastasia’s customers,” the complaint says. “Therefore, the two web-sites target the very same region, which means both of these are competing for the same prospective buyers, with regards to the U.S Market. By means of our analysis, it has become clear that ‘anastasiadatefraud’ and ‘ruadventures.com’ are both websites designed by Elena’s Models to put a stain on Anastasia’s standing . Both of these websites disguise the identity of their owners by using a proxy service. To make matters even more distrustful, these web sites reroute whoever is viewing them to elenasmodels.com. These websites accuse Anastasiadate of systematically perpetuating scams and falsified deceptions upon their clientele, and then advise that the customers use Elena’s Models, which allegedly doesn’t follow these practices. “The anastasiadatefraud.com website proposes to show extracts from e-mails authored by women with user profiles on Anastasiadate.com. The email messages are all repeated, and claim that girls shown on Anastasiadate.com aren’t really women searching for love, according to anastasiadatefraud.com they’re just females who are paid to chat with men The emails look to be quite fake, and so anastasiadatefraud.com can be accused of false advertising. Anastasiadate goes to great length to ensure the men.”

The complaint states 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 motive of wrongly stopping Anastasiadate’s business. Anastasia claims Elena’s uses the ruadventures.com web site to promote its own organization and submit fake, damaging information about competitors. “The ruadventures.com website, whilst pretending to be an independently developed forum for the exchange of info about international online dating services, in fact is only picking and publishing negative details about Elena’s Models’ competitors (including Anastasia) and reviews that are positive about Elena’s Models service. The site has a lot 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 illegal use of the copyrighted logo to allure customers. “Due to how search engines like google work, using the Anastasiadate’s trademarks has made ruadventures.com far more visible on Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search engines,” according to the complaint. Anastasiadate are seeking a cease and desist charge for the actions of EM Online. Yeskoo Hogan & Tamlyn’s Richard C. Yeskoo is standing for the plaintiff.

Anastasiadate.com gives American men the ability to meet ” the planet’s most incredible girls!” “You can’t locate a better internet dating service elsewhere,” the site says. It identifies itself as “your fastest way to a stack of replies, genuine and loving girls, 24/7 customer service and security.”

An anonymous writer, posting on anastasiadatefraud.com, claims to know every secret behind Anastasiadate. Anastasiadate pays women to sign in and pose as single women seeking love, and are paid for this by the same company, according to him. He knows this because a Ukrainian woman that had been communicating with him actually revealed these secrets. Women are promised a lot of cash and decent working hours, just by chatting and emailing American men, by a third party company attached to Anastasiadate. The criteria needed for such a “job” are: to be over 18 years of age and to be literate in English and in computers.

According to the same writer, the woman recommended Elena’s Models since, according to her, was a much more serious site.

Alex Vidal