AOL Sues 'Confusingly Similar'

AOL (TWX) is suing for owning a domain name too similar to AOL’s and, Domain Name Wire reports.

AOL uses for its ad business, and does not yet own, it seems. It has applied to get trademarked, and has referred to its unit as

In the lawsuit, AOL alleges that is “virtually identical and confusingly similar” to and It says that competes with AOL’s ad business, and the domain name could cause people to believe that is affiliated with AOL.

Domain Name Wire: A search of the USPTO database shows that AOL has three registered trademarks for, but all are design trademarks. Based on recent cases for challenged trademarks such as, the company would not be able to get a trademark simply for the word “Advertising” on the principal register.

Read the entire lawsuit here.

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