August 13, 2007
Experian Consumer Direct Secures Injunction Against Mighty Net, Inc. In Trademark Infringement Case
IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ConsumerInfo.com, Inc., also known as Experian Consumer Direct(SM), the leading provider of online direct-to-consumer credit reports, scores and monitoring products, today announced it has entered into a settlement agreement and obtained an injunction against Mighty Net, Inc. in a trademark infringement case. As part of the settlement, Mighty Net is required to change its business practices and make a monetary payment to Experian Consumer Direct.
As the leading provider of online credit products, Experian Consumer Direct has earned brand recognition from consumers for its Internet properties, including its most popular Web site, http://www.freecreditreport.com/ (SM).Experian Consumer Direct filed suit against Mighty Net in March 2006 for trademark infringement, claiming that Mighty Net copied Experian Consumer Direct's URLs, logos, and the look and feel of its Web sites in order to drive traffic and create interest in Mighty Net's products and services.
To comply with the settlement, Mighty Net cannot copy Experian Consumer Direct's current and future URLs, logos, the look and feel of Web sites, or advertisements. In addition, Mighty Net cannot state that Experian Consumer Direct or its sister company, Experian, authorizes or endorses its products or services in any way without written consent.
"Companies that engage in business practices that knowingly mislead and confuse consumers by copying the competition are harmful to consumers who end up doing business with companies they neither know nor trust," said Ty Taylor, president of Experian Consumer Direct. "We believe it is important to not only protect our intellectual property, but also to protect consumers against such companies."
The complaint against Mighty Net was filed by Experian Consumer Direct in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
About Experian Consumer Direct
Experian Consumer Direct is part of Experian Interactive(SM) and the market leader for online credit reports, scores and monitoring products delivered directly to consumers through Web sites such as http://www.freecreditreport.com/. Among its products, the business provides consumers with instant access to their credit report and credit score, plus credit monitoring products that monitor all three national credit reports daily and include identity theft insurance and fraud resolution. Experian Consumer Direct has established integrated, co-branded partnerships with leading online financial destinations that provide consumers with a broad range of comprehensive online financial products and information essential to managing one's financial life. For more information, visit http://www.experian.com/.
Experian(R) is a global leader in providing information, analytical and marketing services to organizations and consumers to help manage the risk and reward of commercial and financial decisions. Combining its unique information tools and deep understanding of individuals, markets and economies, Experian partners with organizations around the world to establish and strengthen customer relationships and provide their businesses with competitive advantage. For consumers, Experian delivers critical information that enables them to make financial and purchasing decisions with greater control and confidence. Clients include organizations from financial services, retail and catalog, telecommunications, utilities, media, insurance, automotive, leisure, e-commerce, manufacturing, property and government sectors.
Experian Group Limited is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. It has corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and operational headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif., and Nottingham, UK. Experian employs approximately 15,500 people in 36 countries worldwide, supporting clients in more than 65 countries. Annual sales are in excess of $3.8 billion.
For more information, visit the Group's Web site at http://www.experiangroup.com/.
Experian and the marks used herein are service marks or registered trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
Contact: Heather Greer Experian Public Relations 714 830 7756 [email protected]
Experian Consumer Direct
CONTACT: Heather Greer of Experian Public Relations, +1-714-830-7756,[email protected]
Web site: http://www.experian.com/http://www.experiangroup.com/http://www.freecreditreport.com/http://www.consumerinfo.com/