Anonymous Yelp review admitted as evidence in infringement case

The posting demonstrates that consumers could potentially confuse two similarly named health clubs, a judge ruled

Negative online reviews can scare off potential customers, and now they could land companies in legal hot water, following a judge’s decision to admit an anonymous review from as evidence in an infringement case.

The decision was part of a case involving two competing health club chains. YouFit, a Florida-based health club chain, sued two of its former franchisees for trademark infringement after they opened their own chain of “Fit U” health clubs.

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