Dismissal Denied For Tobacco Product Distributor In Trademark Infringement Suit

(August 9, 2017, 1:13 PM EDT) -- CHICAGO — A federal judge in Illinois on Aug. 7 denied a motion to dismiss brought by a counterdefendant in a tobacco product trademark infringement suit after finding that the court had jurisdiction over the counterclaims because the counterdefendant, which is based in California, has done business in Illinois (Republic Technologies, et al. v. BBK Tobacco & Foods, No. 16-CV-3401, N.D. Ill., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 124673).

(Opinion available.  Document #04-170816-006Z.)


Republic Technologies and Republic Tobacco (collectively, Republic) sued BBK Tobacco & Foods, doing business...
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