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Adult Entertainment Company Sues Intelius over "Date Check" Trademark

Intelius’ (top) and DCAEV’s DATECHECK trademarks  

Nevada’s DCAEV, Inc., has sued Bellevue’s Intelius, Inc., in the District of Nevada for trademark infringement.

DCAEV owns www.Date-Check.com, a Web site that serves as a “venue and directory for its users to locate and screen various adult-oriented companion and escort services.”

Intelius sells online background checks.

According to DCAEV’s Feb. 19 complaint, both parties use DATE CHECK in connection with their respective services.

DCAEV has a registered trademark for DATE CHECK for “Promoting the goods and services of others by providing hypertext links to the web sites of others; Providing a web site featuring product ratings of the consumer services of others in the field of escorts.”

DCAEV claims it began using its trademark in 2002. It says Intelius began using its mark in 2009, when the company released a DATE CHECK application for the iPhone.

Intelius has not yet answered DCAEV’s complaint.

TechFlash story here.

Posted on February 23, 2010 by Registered CommenterMichael Atkins in | CommentsPost a Comment

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