Court Case on Online Dating Sites

Two websites, that offer online dating sites services, have taken each other to Federal Court

Anastasia International accused EM Online Ltd. dba Elena’s Models of brand name infractions, mistaken promotions, indirect interference and unfair competition, inside the Manhattan Federal Court. Anastasia is an American based online dating organization, whilst EM Online is an Australian based online dating web-site. Both, nevertheless, target the United States market. And so, one could observe how the two are contending for the exact same market.

“The organization leading this particular court case, AnastasiOnline Datinga, give a service through which men from the U .S. are matched with females from Russia or Ukraine. Ny is actually a significant hub of Anastasia’s clients,” the complaint declares. “As a result, both sites concentrate on the identical place, consequently both of them are competing for the exact same customers, with regards to the U.S Market. We’ve the required data to think that EM Online either is controlling, or supports, web sites named : ‘anastasiadatefraud.com’ and ‘ruadventures.com’. Both of these websites disguise the identity of their owners by using a proxy service. Despite this, they “coincidentally” redirect viewers to elenasmodels.com. These websites accuse Anastasiadate of methodically perpetuating frauds and deceitful deceptions upon their customers, and then advise that the clients use Elena’s Models, which allegedly doesn’t follow these practices. “The anastasiadatefraud.com website purports to show extracts from e-mails authored by women with profiles on Anastasiadate.com. The e-mail extracts all have a common 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 clients and break their hearts. The emails look to be quite fake, and so anastasiadatefraud.com could be accused of false advertising. Anastasiadate goes to great length to make sure that 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 emails were composed with the sole motive of unfairly ceasing Anastasiadate’s business. Quite unjustly, Elena’s Models is using ruadventures.com to fend off any competition so that it can prosper at their expense. “While trying to hide beneath the cover of an independent, neutral forum site, ruadventures.com actually selectively picks out the positive comments about Elena’s Models and promotes that, while attempting to blast other competition out of the way. The site contains falsehoods about customers’ use of the Anastasiadate service which .. has been manufactured by Elena’s Models,” or so the accusation says.

Anastasia claims that ruadventures.com infringes on its copyrighted logo to swipe potential customers. “Due to how search engines like google work, while using Anastasiadate’s trademarks has made ruadventures.com far more visible on Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search engines,” according to the complaint. Anastasiadate are searching for a cease and desist charge for the actions of EM Online. Anastasia are being defended by Richard C. Yeskoo.

Anastasiadate.com, checked Thursday, offers American adult men the “some of the world’s most breathtaking females!” “You cannot locate a better online dating service anywhere else,” the internet site claims. The meta description is “the simplest way to find real women online, with the best client protection available on a dating site.”

On the anastasiadatefraud.com site, also checked Thursday, an unknown writer claims to inform readers “only the truth” about Anastasia date. According to him, Anastasiadate hires girls who’re paid to speak with the customers. He claims that he knows this just because a woman he chatted with in Kiev had told him how Anastasiadate works. For chatting and emailing men, they are promised a high wage along with other benefits. The requirements needed for this type of “job” are: to be over 18 years of age and to be literate in English and in computers.

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

Alex Vidal