Ancestry.com Loses a Trademark Case Against DNA Diagnostics Center for the Marketing of “AncestryByDNA”

Dick Eastman shares information on the case AncestryDNA filed against AncestrybyDNA. Wow! To the average person, in my opinion, if they order AncestrybyDNA would think they are getting AncestryDNA. I feel it is a play to get business. They aren’t ancestry.com and don’t have a green shakey leaf. What do you think? Thanks for Sharing Dick!

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

Last year, Ancestry.com filed a trademark infringement law suit against DNA Diagnostics Center, Inc. (“DDC”) in the Ohio Southern District Court in Cincinnati. The lawsuit alleged that DDC’s use of the “AncestrybyDNA” brand and trademark was an infringement of Ancestry.com’s trademark of “AncestryDNA” and was causing confusion amongst consumers. Some people were purchasing DNA services from DDC without realizing they were not dealing with Ancestry.com.

It appears that Ancestry.com has lost the case.

DNA Diagnostics Center, Inc. (“DDC”) has issued a press release stating:

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Shelley Murphy, aka “familytreegirl”, a native of Michigan residing in Central Virginia, Shelley has been an avid genealogist for over 25+ years researching the Davis, Marsh, Goens/Goins/Goings, Roper, Boyer, Worden, Cureton, and Murphy family lines. She is a Coordinator and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), presents Genealogy 101 workshops at the local community college, state and national genealogy conferences. She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and works as an adjunct professor for Averett University. Murphy is known for her inspiring and interactive “Getting Started” Methods and Strategies for genealogy research, “Time and File management” along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Shelley currently has 20+ publications with Charlottesville Genealogy Examiner and the Central Virginia Heritage, a publication of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. She is an instructor for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI). Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Adjunct Professor, Professional Genealogist. Volunteers for American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Instructor, facilitates financial education workshops for the last 8 years, and former licensed Real Estate Broker
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