1st Circuit: Trademark Dispute Properly Dismissed In Massachusetts

(January 29, 2016, 9:01 AM EST) -- BOSTON — A Massachusetts federal judge properly rejected a trademark infringement dispute on jurisdictional grounds, the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 27 (A Corp. v. All American Plumbing Inc., No. 15-1509, 1st Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 1303).

(Decision available. Document #16-160201-012Z.)

According to the appellate panel of Circuit Judges O. Rogeriee Thompson and William J. Kayatta Jr., the use of an allegedly infringing trademark on a passive website viewable in the forum state of a trademark owner is insufficient to create personal...
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