ALISO VIEJO, Calif., (April 24, 2012) – ePropertySites, LLC today announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Henderson, Nev.-based Listings-To-Leads, LLC alleging numerous copyright and trade dress violations. ePropertySites.com, a leading real estate marketing firm that enables real estate agents to produce high quality commercials and marketing materials online and in print, alleges that LTL blatantly copied ePropertySites.com website source code.
According to the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, LTL appears to have taken the entire source code of ePropertySites.com’s property brochures and used it as its own. ePropertySites was able to prove this by viewing LTL’s source code and seeing an almost exact copy of ePropertySites own HTML source code – including having ePropertySites.com URLs within the HTML code. The suit further alleges that LTL has taken ePropertySites.com’s trade dress and used as its own, profiting from ePropertySites.com’s time and effort.
“We’ve spent a great deal of time, effort and money creating the designs and producing the HTML code to generate these assets, and for someone to, in essence ‘steal’ our work will not go without repercussions,” said Greg Mazurek, co-founder and chief technical officer at ePropertySites.com. “This action will not be tolerated, and we will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.”
ePropertySites.com spent a number of years and significant resources developing a suite of products that allows for the generation of marketing materials for individual properties. Specifically, ePropertySites is in the business of designing, coding, producing, and maintaining websites and marketing materials that allow real estate agents to produce high quality commercials to market their listings over the Internet and in print.
“We believe that our marketing materials and website deliver a unique experience and a high value to our customers, and we will defend against anyone that fails to respect our intellectual property rights,” said Chris Bates, co-founder and chief marketing officer. “It infuriates me that other companies would have the nerve to just blatantly copy someone else’s work and sell it as their own.”
For more information on ePropertySites, LLC, visit ePropertySites.com or call 949-328-5000. Copies of the lawsuit and related documents are available for download at www.lawsuitpressrelease.com.
4/24/12 ePropertySites, LLC v. Listings-To-Leads, LLC. (Filed 4/17/12)
- ePropertySites Source Code
- ePropertySites Screenshot
- Listings-To-Leads Source Code
- Listings-To-Leads Screenshot
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