Talent Zoo Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Jobster

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Talent Zoo, one of the country's leading recruiting firms and on-line job boards, filed a trademark infringement lawsuit on last Monday in federal court in Atlanta, Georgia against Jobster, Inc. regarding Jobster's use of the confusingly similar mark "Work Zoo."

Talent Zoo, one of the country's leading recruiting firms and online job boards, filed a trademark infringement lawsuit on last Monday in federal court in Atlanta, Georgia against Jobster, Inc. regarding Jobster's use of the confusingly similar mark "Work Zoo."

Last month Jobster announced a potential merger with Work Zoo, another job placement firm. Jobster's ongoing unauthorized use of the "WorkZoo" name and logo in its promotional material and publications, including prominent placement on Jobster's website and in press releases, has caused Talent Zoo to file this lawsuit. Talent Zoo is represented by Marc Hershovitz, a former aid to Georgia Governor Roy Barnes, and Troutman Sanders, one of the largest law firms in the country.

Talent Zoo recently settled a prior trademark infringement lawsuit with Work Zoo. Jobster was not a party to that litigation. "Talent Zoo always takes the protection of its name and intellectual property very seriously," explained Talent Zoo's president Rick Myers. "The 'Talent Zoo' mark has tremendous value and recognition in the on-line recruiting and job community built up over years in the marketplace, and we can't allow any damage to that value," added Myers.

About Talent Zoo: Founded in 1996, Talent Zoo is North America's premier employment resource specializing in recruiting and online job placement for the advertising, marketing, and public relations industries. Focusing on account service and creative jobs, Talent Zoo performs both agency and client side searches. Chosen as Forbes "Best of the Web" for online job boards, TalentZoo.com has developed into a forum for discussion of trends, events, and employment issues in the communications industry. For more information on Talent Zoo's job postings and recruiting services, please visit http://www.talentzoo.com or call 404-607-1955.

Civil action file number: 105-cv2185.

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