Los Angeles – Plentyofish.com, a U.S. based dating website, lost in the High Court in England over its claims that it had rights to the Plenty O Fish trademark in the UK despite no trademark registration there.
Under intellectual property laws in the UK, a business must prove that its use of a trademark has established “goodwill” which is basically a good reputation to establish trademark rights. Plentyofish.com argued that Plentymorefish.com, a paid, subscription-based service, was causing confusion among consumers. Ultimately however the court ruled that Plentyofish.com had no trademark rights there. For more regarding the case, click here: Plentymorefish.com wins in Dating Website Trademark Battle.