Lanham Act Dispute Over Online Criticism Will Proceed In New York

(July 12, 2016, 11:46 AM EDT) -- NEW YORK — Allegations by the maker of the anti-malware program “SpyHunter” that a computer support website violated the Lanham Act by making false and defamatory statements online survived a motion to dismiss July 8, when a New York federal judge ruled that the case should proceed in part (Enigma Software Group USA LLC v. Bleeping Computer LLC, No. 16-57, S.D. N.Y.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89160).

(Decision available. Document #16-160718-010Z.)

Although agreeing with defendant Bleeping Computer LLC that plaintiff Enigma Software Group USA LLC’s claim...
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