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!
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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