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Posted on: Sep 28, 2016

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit finds Trader Joe’s federal trademark and unfair competition claims against Vancouver-based retailer Michael Norman Hallatt, d/b/a Pirate Joe’s, sufficiently allege conduct that could impact American commerce to justify extraterritorial application of the Lanham Act.

Read a summary of the case and opinion from Courthouse News Services here

Read the court opinion here

This article was submitted by Matthew Clark, Meitus Gelbert Rose LLP. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Intellectual Properties Section page, please email Kim Ferguson at


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