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Easyroommate Sues easyGroup Over Name

Published On: September 1, 2015 at 11:15 am

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Easyroommate Sues easyGroup Over Name

Easyroommate Sues easyGroup Over Name

Flat share firm Easyroommate is suing easyGroup, the company owned by Sir Stelio Haji-Ionnou, which licenses its easy name to online agent easyProperty.

Easyroommate’s parent company, W3, has allegedly issued a High Court writ.

Apparently, it is demanding damages of £100,000 and is seeking an injunction to stop easyGroup from threatening to sue it for trademark infringement and passing off.

W3 said it launched its flat share service in 1999, but easyGroup was incorporated the year after.

Additionally, W3 reports that it registered the easyroommate.co.uk address in 2002.

The firm states that easyGroup began making threats to sue for trademark infringement from 2011 onwards.

Haji-Ionnou says: “Any use of the word easy followed by a word which denotes the service of goods being offered by a third party is likely to be seen by members of the public as being a new venture under license from easyGroup. We are very confident we will win in court.”1

Easyroommate is based in central London, but operates in over 25 countries. It is a partner of the Mayor of London, supporting the London Rental Standard.

1 http://www.propertyindustryeye.com/flatsharing-website-easyroommate-sues-sir-stelios-over-name/

Inappropriate Advert Removed from Flat-Share Site

Published On: August 20, 2015 at 1:47 pm

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Inappropriate Advert Removed from Flat-Share Site

Inappropriate Advert Removed from Flat-Share Site

An inappropriate advertisement for a room to rent has been removed from a flat-share website.

The advert was displayed on flatshare.com, for a three-bedroom, three-bathroom flat in Fulham, West London.

At the super low cost of £1 per month, the room came with a catch; the tenant must use the landlord as a slave.

The description read: “I have a lovely house in Fulham with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and garden. I am willing to offer the master suite free to a lady or young couple that will make and treat me as a slave.

“The master bedroom has a large ensuite bathroom and a small attached room that can be used as a study/dressing room.

“A bit about me. I am 63-years-old and have been used as a slave before and those were the happiest days of my life. I do not seek an intimate or sexual relationship and see myself as a domestic and financial slave.”1 

Flatshare.com has removed the ad, saying that although they believe it to be genuine, it is not suitable for its site.

1 https://www.lettingagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2015/8/inappropriate-slave-ad-removed-from-flat-sharing-website