Trademark Defendants Ask Court To Review Commercial Exception To State Doctrine
(July 15, 2016, 9:44 AM EDT) -- NEW YORK — Defendants in a trademark infringement lawsuit petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 to consider if there is a commercial exception to the act-of-state doctrine that allows judicial review of an assignment of alleged ownership rights in a U.S. trademark by a foreign sovereign to a state-owned enterprise (Spirits International B.V. f/k/a Spirits International N.V., et al. v. Federal Treasury Enterprise Sojuzplodoimport, et al., No. 16-1, U.S. Sup.).
(Petition for writ of certiorari available. Document #78-160718-003B.)