AOL Suing Advertise.com Because They Own Advertising.com

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AOL has filed a lawsuit against Advertise.com.  Advertise.com used to be known as ABCsearch.com.  ABCsearch bought Advertise.com for an undisclosed price earlier this past year.

The lawsuit states the following:

“…Advertise.com recently commenced use of the virtually identical and confusingly similar designation Advertise.com and design in connection with the same and complimentary services as those offered by Plaintiffs under their federally-registered Advertising.com name and marks and their Ad.com name and marks.”

AOL believes that Advertise.com would cause consumer confusion for those that are interesting in Ad.com or Advertising.com.  AOL does not own the domain name Ad.com but had previously referred to Advertising.com as Ad.com.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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