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EasyGroup, owners of easyJet, easyEverything and easyCar and run by millionaire businessman Stelios Haji-Ioannou, is yet again using aggressive legal tactics to force legitimate businesses to hand over their Internet domain names. One company has had enough of it.


Easibook (http://www.easibook.com), an online hotel booking service, has launched a new website (www.easyprotest2.com) that covers its ongoing legal battle with easyGroup and provides free legal advice to other companies hounded by the multi-national, as well as some history behind Stelios' Napoleonic Internet crusade.


Easibook is currently accused of cashing in on the "easy" brand name and passing itself off as belonging to the easyGroup of companies - so damaging the easyGroup's goodwill.

Alan Cooke, Easibook's Managing Director says of this unjustified claim: "Easibook is clearly not trying to pass itself off in anyway whatsoever. Our names are different, our websites are different, Easibook operates in a business-to-business market (with a password protected site), the easyGroup market to consumers (anyone can use their sites). Easibook doesn't sell flights and the easyGroup doesn't sell hotel rooms."

This is not an isolated case, and forms just part of an ongoing legal campaign started by the easyGroup more than two years ago. The campaign has so far seen over 100 legal actions, but only one successful action taken through the courts.

"It doesn't matter what the arena is - whether it's in the playground or in the business world, you have to stand up for yourself" Alan adds.

The easyprotest2.com web site was launched this week to highlight the ongoing series of easyGroup legal challenges, a year after the original easyprotest.com site was settled out of court.

"easyprotest2.com is designed to bring this debate into the public arena - and to list out the facts allowing anyone to make an informed decision, and to help other small companies who might find themselves in a similar position."

Easibook firmly believes there is little merit to any of the easyGroup's legal claims, and that they are guilty of reverse domain hijacking - demanding websites they have no right to, by using the threat of expensive litigation.


ENDS//


For further information on this press release please contact:

Mr Alan Cooke, Tel: 028 9045 4032

Managing Director, Easibook Ltd


Director of Corporate Affairs of easyGroup.
james.r@easygroup.co.uk


Mr Stephen Timms, the new Minister of State for
E-Commerce and Competitiveness at the Department of Trade and Industry.

____________________________________________________________________________________

Alan Cooke
Managing Director

Easibook
Arches Business Centre
422 Newtownards Road
Belfast BT4 1HJ
Tel: 028 9045 4032
Fax: 028 9045 7171
http://www.easibookinfo.com
mailto:alan.cooke@easibook.com



Mr Stephen Timms, the new Minister of State for
E-Commerce and Competitiveness at the Department of Trade and Industry.

____________________________________________________________________________________

Alan Cooke
Managing Director

Easibook
Arches Business Centre
422 Newtownards Road
Belfast BT4 1HJ
Tel: 028 9045 4032
Fax: 028 9045 7171

http://www.easibookinfo.com
mailto:alan.cooke@easibook.com

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