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IvyMedia Corp/TakeTours.com Wins Preliminary Injunction from a US District Court against Take Tour Inc (taketour.com)

August 29, 2012

News, 2012

(Cambridge, MA) August 28, 2012 – On August 28, 2012, IvyMedia Corporation (also known as www.TakeTours.com and www.GotoBus.com) obtained a Preliminary Injunction against Take Tour Inc. (taketour.com) from the US District Court of Massachusetts that orders Take Tour Inc. restrained from any use of IvyMedia’s registered trademarks and the immediate operation suspension of taketour.com website.

In early August 2012, IvyMedia Corporation, owner of federal registered trademarks TakeTours® and GotoBus®, filed a lawsuit against Take Tour Inc. et al. Among several issues, Take Tour, Inc. used a very similar domain name (taketour.com) of IvyMedia’s trademark TakeTours® to compete against TakeTours.com; and deceived customers by representing themselves as being affiliated with IvyMedia Corporation, TakeTours.com and GotoBus.com.

Among four ordered items, the Court orders “Take Tour, Inc., Alan Zou” as well as “their officers, directors, agents, employees, representatives, successors, licensees, and all other persons in active participation with them” to “[be] restrained and preliminarily enjoined from using IvyMedia’s trademarked material and representing or holding themselves out as being affiliated with IvyMedia, www.TakeTours.com, or www.GotoBus.com”; and to “immediately suspend operation of the www.taketour.com website and cease and desist any use of it.”

IvyMedia Corporation, the leading online ticketing company for bus and tour services, will continue protecting its intellectual properties.

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IvyMedia Corporation, aka www.gotobus.com and www.taketours.com, is a leading online marketplace for inter-city bus, tours, sightseeing, vacation packages, shows and hotels. The TakeTours.com online booking system, similar to those used by major airlines makes it easy for travelers to quickly compare schedules, prices, and pickup/drop-off locations for over 300 bus and tour companies. TakeTours.com is the fastest growing gateway for tours on the Internet. In February 2007, The Washington Post featured GotoBus.com, from which TakeTours.com is spanned off, as one of the best travel websites and named it ‘Best of the Web’ in the ‘Motorcoaches’ category.

GotoBus® and TakeTours® are federally registered trademarks of IvyMedia Corporation.