CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. But the adult site's logo, layout, and features closely resemble TheStreet.com, and the latter is not flattered. Although WallStreetSex.com stopped using TheStreet.com's stock ticker, the rest of the site has notbeen altered since it received a "cease and desist" letter in early September. In a lawsuit filed Friday, the investment site is asking the U.S. District Court in New York to shut down WallStreetSex.com on grounds of copyright and trademark infringement. TheStreet.com wants both the creator of WallStreetSex.com and the site's Web host, Alphabit Media of San Francisco, held liable for in excess of $5 million in damages.
Preceding the adult-oriented financial site, TheStreet.com launched in November of 1996 and charges $6.95 to $9.95 per month for access to news and commentary about investing, TheStreet.com has 20,000 individual subscribers and is engaged in a $10 million advertising campaign to bolster recognition, according to the lawsuit, Like many companies on the Net, TheStreet.com's distribution deals, ad vaja agenda mg iphone xs premium leather flip case - tan campaigns, and site design all are a part of its quest to gain brand recognition in a market that is fiercely competitive..
TheStreet.com's lawsuit is not the first of its kind. Web publishers from Microsoft to Playboy Enterprises have battled with others over everything from confusing domain names to the metatag terms sites use to attract traffic via search engines. TheStreet.com would not comment on the lawsuit but states in it: "WallStreetSex.com has not only misrepresented these distinctive symbols of TheStreet.com's goodwill, but has also mixed financial news services and links which are the same as or similar to those of [TheStreet.com]with its highly pornographic and offensive content.
"As a result of the pornographic content of the WallStreetSex.com Web site, defendant's use of these symbols of TheStreet.com's goodwill will dilute, tarnish, and blur those symbols and will injure [its] reputation," the filing continues, TheStreet.com argues that WallStreetSex.com is infringing on its trademark by vaja agenda mg iphone xs premium leather flip case - tan mimicking its "look and feel" and that the adult site lifted and altered its copyrighted graphics, such as its masthead, news index graphics, and a picture of the New York skyline, For example, WallStreetSex.com's "Blue Chip" section contains X-rated adult videos, not the market analysis contained in TheStreet.com..
Andrew Strauss, creator of WallStreetSex.com, acknowledges the site's resemblance to TheStreet.com, but says he has broken no laws and consumers would never confuse the two sites. "We are going to fight it," he said today. "The colors and fonts are generic," he added. "People know they are not going to TheStreet.Com. It's not like the [domain names] are the similar, like 'whitehouse.com' and 'whitehouse.gov,'" referring to the commercial adult site that the White House has been trying to put out of businessbecause Net users could end up there by making the common mistake of using the wrong domain suffix.
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