Indiana real estate co. sues over Web addresses

Complaint alleges trademark violation

An Indiana real estate company has sued a competitor that allegedly used Web site addresses similar to its own company name to draw consumers into the competitor’s own Web site. The lawsuit will test the laws on trademark use and Internet domain names.

F.C. Tucker Emge Realtors uncovered the domain names after a client allegedly mistyped the company’s Web address and instead ended up on ERA First Advantage Realty’s Web site, according to Tucker Emge’s attorney James Johnson.