The Popularity of Internet Dating
Two sites, offering internet dating services, took one another to the Federal Court. The dispute has come up over unjust competition, illegitimate utilization of Anastasia’s trademark, false advertisement and so forth. The hearings are being heard in the Manhattan Federal Court. Anastasia utilizes the website names Anastasiadate and Anastasiadate.com for its web page. EM Online is operating out of Australia.
“The Plaintiff offers an international dating service which, for a fee, matches up men in America with girls in the Russian Federation and Ukraine. The Big Apple is actually a significant hub of Anastasia’s customers,” the complaint says. “Elena’s Models is really a lead adversary of Anastasia. It operates the elenasmodels.com webpage and competes for the exact same prospective buyers as Anastasia in the United States. We now have the essential information to think that EM Online either is managing, or supports, web-sites called: ‘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 sites try to put Anastasia in a bad light by blaming the site of deception to its clientele, due to the site “being a scam”, and after that suggests Elena’s Models as a substitute. “The anastasiadatefraud.com website proposes to show extracts from e-mails written by women with profiles on Anastasiadate.com. The e-mail extracts all have a typical message – the women featured on Anastasiadate.com are not truly hunting for a relationship with men from the U.S., but instead are contract workers paid to correspond with Anastasia customers and break their hearts. These allegations are false, and the email messages from the women appear to be fake. Anastasiadate’s customers are assured that the women they’re talking with are 100% genuine women.”
The complaint states that EM Online are voluntarily false advertising, since they know that what they are saying is bogus, and that the emails were composed with the only intent of unfairly stopping Anastasiadate’s business. Anastasia claims Elena’s uses the ruadventures.com website to showcase its very own business and release bogus, damaging information regarding competitors. “The ruadventures.com website, whilst pretending to be an independently produced forum for the exchange of info about international dating services, in reality is only selecting and submitting negative details about Elena’s Models’ competitors (including Anastasia) and reviews that are positive about Elena’s Models service. Almost nothing about Anastasiadate is valid on this site, since it is fairly noticeable that the details have been twisted to shun a negative light on Anastasiadate,” the complaint states.
Ruadventures.com has illicitly used aspects of Anastasia’s copyrighted logo, as outlined by Anastasia. “As a result of how search engines like google work, using the Anastasiadate’s trademarks has made ruadventures.com a lot more visible on Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search engines,” according to the complaint. Anastasiadate, not surprisingly, are pressing for charges. It is represented by Richard C. Yeskoo with Yeskoo Hogan & Tamlyn.
Anastasiadate.com, checked Thursday, offers American men the “some of the globe’s most incredible girls!” “Anastasiadate offers the world’s greatest online dating service,” according to the site. It identifies itself as “the easiest method to find real women online, with the best customer protection available on an internet dating site.”
On the anastasiadatefraud.com site, also examined Thursday, an anonymous author 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 so by the same company, according to him. A girl form Ukraine told him this info, which is why he’s now revealing it to everyone. For chatting and emailing men, they are promised a high wage and other benefits. The only real listed requirements are to be 18 or older, to know English, and also to know how to use a computer, according to the website.
This author claims the girl he corresponded with urged him to enroll in Elena’s Models, calling it “a serious site.”