Intelius Sued by Adult Website Operator for Infringement

Feb 22, 2010 1:45 PM PST

HENDERSON, Nev. — An adult website operator has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Intelius, a national company that sells online screening services and verification checks for individuals and corporations.

DCAEV Inc. runs a website called DateCheck.com, which provides screening for various adult oriented dating and escort services.

DCAEV says it owns trademark rights to the phrase “date check.”

The lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas, claims Intelius has infringed on the “date check” trademark by selling “date check” online services and a similar verification service application for iPhones as well as non-iPhone platforms such as Android and Blackberry.

“We were surprised to see this application launched, but we are very confident in our allegations and hope to get it worked out,” DCAEV attorney Larry Walters told XBIZ.

In addition, the lawsuit claims Intelius’ use of the “date check” mark are certain or likely to cause confusion and deception as to the origin of the service.

The lawsuit includes claims of unfair competition and deceptive trade practices.

The lawsuit seeks declaratory and injuctive relief and damages based on Intelius’ willful infringement of the plaintiff’s registered and common law trademark.

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