The facts are unproven allegations of the Plaintiff and all commentary is based upon the allegations, the truthfulness and accuracy of which are likely in dispute.
Jones Day, one of the largest law firms in the world, sued the owners of a website that gathers and publishes details of private residential real estate transactions. Jones Day alleged that the Defendants were publishing this information in a scheme to solicit advertisements and garner advertising income. The website, according to the Plaintiff, uses the service marks of others, links to website owned by others, and uses material from websites belonging to others, and the site attempts to create the false impression that the Defendants are affiliated or endorsed by the Plaintiff.
The lawsuit alleges service mark infringement, federal false designation of origin, federal service mark dilution, unfair business practices, common law infringement and unfair competition. Jones Day has requested that the court enter extensive preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, award triple damages, profits, costs and attorney’s fees, as well as punitive damages. Traverse Internet Law Cross-Reference Number 1206.