Common Law Trademark Infringement, Common Law Unfair Competition, Counterfeiting, False Designation of Origin, Federal Copyright Infringement, Federal Trademark Infringement, Philip P. Simon, Susan L. Collins, Trade Dress Infringement
This is an anti-counterfeiting action against an extensive list of defendants who allegedly manufacture, import and sell counterfeit versions of Plaintiff’s ZIG-ZAG cigarette papers in Indiana.
As expected, the counterfeit products are “inferior, cheaper versions sold without any known quality control or authorization.”
Stopping counterfeiters is a difficult task and, as seen here, must often be done on a state-by-state basis.
North Atlantic Operating Company, Inc. et al v. KPC Distributor Inc. et al
Court Case Number: 1:16-cv-00307-PPS-SLC
File Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Plaintiff: North Atlantic Operating Company, Inc.; National Tobacco Company, L.P.
Plaintiff Counsel: Gregory W. Pottorff, Adam Arceneaux of Ice Miller
Defendant: KPC Distributor Inc. et al.
Cause: Federal Trademark Infringement, False Designation of Origin, Trade Dress Infringement, Federal Copyright Infringement, Common Law Unfair Competition, Common Law Trademark Infringement
Court: Northern District of Indiana
Judge: Philip P. Simon
Referred To: Susan L. Collins