Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corp., of Perrysburg, Ohio, sued YouTube Inc. earlier this week, claiming that millions of people confused its Web site, utube.com, for the online video site where people watch entertaining home-made videos.
So, what’s the problem?
From the lawsuit:
“the spillover of nuisance traffic to Plaintiff’s neighboring website at utube.com has destroyed the value of Plaintiff’s trademark and Internet property, repeatedly caused the shutdown of Plaintiff’s Web site, increased Plaintiff’s Internet costs by thousands of dollars a month, and damaged the Plaintiff’s good reputation.”
Not only that, but utube.com casts aspersions on YouTube’s character:
“[The site] condones the public exhibition of lewd and other disgusting videos”
Well, well, well. We’re sold. Good luck cashing in.