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If You’re Starting a Porn Site, Don’t Name It Tube8 or Else You’ll Get Sued

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Sure. (Photo: Quickmeme)

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Manwin, the owner of your incognito browser’s favorite porn websites, is filing a suit against 24 websites for allegedly piggybacking off the Tube8 brand. Shifty competitors are tricking porn peruses into believing they’re on Tube8.com, which is one of the world’s most popular porn sites, by using variations of the words “tube” and “8” in the domain.

Filed in a U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Manwin stated in its lawsuit that it owns two trademarks associated with the Tube8 brand. So, cleverly titled sites like XXXTube8.com, HDTube8.com and Tube8.co, in addition to 21 others, are in direct violation of its intellectual property. XBiz reports 10 unnamed “John Doe” operators are listed in the lawsuit as defendants.

This is the latest in a chorus of lawsuits filed by Manwin within the last two years as it cracks down on competing websites copying its brands. The Luxembourg-based porn outlet also owns other websites you’ve sworn you’ve never heard of, like YouPorn, PornHub and XTube, among others. This morning, it filed two more cybersquatter complaints targeting 59 similar websites copying the YouPorn and PornHub names.

In a statement, Manwin said the lawsuits are part of the company’s “domain protection strategy” and to put an end to the imitators’ “coordinated and explicit campaign of cybersquatting.”

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