Writer Violet Blue Gets Injunction Against Performer Violet Blue

Tod Hunter
SAN FRANCISCO — Sex writer Violet Blue has won an injunction against adult performer Violet Blue in U.S. District Court.

The suit was filed Oct. 19, claiming trademark infringement, trademark dilution, unfair competition and unfair use of writer Violet Blue's name and likeness in "obscene and pornographic works without the permission or consent of plaintiff."

The order, handed down yesterday, enjoins the performer "and all other persons, firms or corporations acting in concert with her, their successors and assigns" from using the name "Violet Blue" in association with the performer, including "attempting to trade on the plaintiff's goodwill by capitalizing on the Violet Blue name through inclusion of 'Violet Blue' history, or by referencing her former appearances as 'Violet Blue.'"

Writer Blue is author and editor of 20 books on sex and sexuality and also has contributed to a number of nonfiction anthologies. She writes a weekly column for the San Francisco Chronicle titled "Open Source Sex," and maintains the website TinyNibbles.com.

Performer Blue — who is currently calling herself "Noname Jane" — has appeared in more than 200 adult videos. She operated the website VioletBlue.org but it — and email to that domain — were ordered inactivated by the court. She made an appearance in the recent Adam & Eve Pictures release "Nina Hartley’s Guide to Great Sex During Pregnancy," and told XBIZ, "I've been making about 6 movies a month up here in Washington for the past year. They're not video releases, but they are released on the web."