9th Circuit: Lanham Act Should Have Been Extraterritorially Applied
(August 29, 2016, 12:56 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — Allegations by Trader Joe’s Co. that a Canadian grocer committed trademark infringement should not have been dismissed, for the plaintiff alleged a sufficient nexus between the grocer’s conduct and American commerce to warrant extraterritorial application of the Lanham Act, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 26 (Trader Joe’s Co. v. Michael Hallatt, No. 14-35035, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 15792).
(Decision available. Document #16-160906-026Z.)
In its 2013 complaint filed before U.S. Judge Marsha J. Pechman of the Western District...