Craigslist Sued For Trademark Infringement Based On Listing

july 1, 2009  09:48 am
First Call Properties, a Texas real estate company, has sued Craigslist for trademark infringement based on ads posted by users in what Online Media Daily says "appears to be a first." The company alleges that shortly after it began placing ads on Craigslist, rival AAA Apartment Locating began posting Craigslist ads using the phrases "first call," "call first," and "call us first" in a deliberate attempt to confuse consumers. First Call claims that Craigslist knew that AAA was using the First Call trademark and failed to stop the ads from appearing.