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On August 22, 2013
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Can You Imagine a Federal Court Case Involving Two Online Dating Sites? Well, You Don't Need to Imagine it!

Two websites that offer online dating services, have taken one another to the Federal Court

The court dispute involves the online dating sites Anastasiadate annd Elena’s Models. Both websites are fighting against each other in New York’s Federal Court, where Anastasia International has charged EM Online Ltd. dba Elena’s Models with false advertising, abuse of Anastasia’s trademark and attempting to fabricate fake customer feedback against the web site. Anastasia is an American based internet dating company, whilst EM Online is an Australian based dating website. They both, nonetheless, concentrate on the United States market. Thereby, one can possibly observe how both are fighting for the same market.

Online Dating“Anastasia, who have took EM Online to court, matches up American men with Russian and Ukrainian girls. The Big Apple has the main market for Anastasia”, the plaintiff declares. “As a result, the two internet sites target the similar place, meaning that both are contending for similar prospective buyers, with regards to the U.S Market. “Upon details and belief, Elena’s Models manages or sponsors website pages entitled ‘’ and ‘'”. The websites’ owners cannot be identified as a result of a proxy service being employed, which makes things suspicious unsurprisingly. To make matters even more distrustful, such sites redirect whomever is viewing them to These sites try to put Anastasia in a bad light by blaming the site of lies to its customers, as a result of site “being a rip-off”, and then suggests Elena’s Models alternatively. “The website is meant to reveal and uncover emails written by the females who have accounts on The e-mail extracts all have a common message – women featured on are not truly hunting for a relationship with men from the U.S., but rather are contract employees paid to correspond with Anastasia customers and break their hearts. These claims are false, and also the emails from the women seem to be fake. Anastasiadate goes to great length to make certain that the men.”

The complaint says that EM Online are voluntarily false advertising, given that they know that what they are saying is bogus, and that the e-mails were composed with the sole purpose of wrongly ceasing Anastasiadate’s business. Anastasia claims Elena’s uses the web site to showcase its own organization and submit bogus, damaging details about competitors. “While attempting to hide underneath the cover of an independent, neutral forum site, actually selectively picks out the positive comments about Elena’s Models and promotes that, while attempting to blast other competition aside. Almost nothing about Anastasiadate is valid on this site, since it is very obvious that the facts have been twisted to shun a negative light on Anastasiadate,” or so the accusation says.

According to Anastasia, has also made illegal use of the copyrighted logo to appeal to customers. “Using metatags making use of the Anastasiadate graphics, defend[ant] has situated both sites so they come up at or on top of any web search for Anastasiadate,” according to the complaint. Anastasiadate are looking for a cease and desist charge for the actions of EM Online. Yeskoo Hogan & Tamlyn’s Richard C. Yeskoo is standing for the plaintiff., checked Thursday, offers American males the “a number of the world’s most breathtaking women!” “Anastasiadate provides the world’s best online dating service,” the internet site claims. It identifies itself as “the easiest way to find real women online, using the best consumer protection entirely on a dating site.”

On, an anon author claims that he knows everything in regards to the web-site. Anastasiadate pays women to sign in and pose as single women seeking love, and are paid to do so by the same company, according to him. He claims that he knows this because a woman he talked with in Kiev had told him how Anastasiadate works. Women are guaranteed big money and decent working hours, just by chatting and emailing American men, by a third party company attached to Anastasiadate. The only real listed qualifications are to be 18 or older, to understand English, and also to understand how to use a computer, according to the website.

The author claims the woman he corresponded with prompted him to join Elena’s Models, calling it “a professional site.”

Alex Vidal