August 30, 2004

NY Court orders domain transfer to block online sales

"The Wall Street Journal [August 25] reports on page B1 Philip Morris received a court order seizing the domain name from an online cigarette vendor. Yesmoke SA of Switzerland sells cigarettes at Philip Morris alleged that defendant infringed its trademarks and committed other unfair trade practices. re-directed to As the name was registered through Virginia-based NSI, the court was able to exercise jurisdiction over the name. According to the article, the Swiss company is in contempt of a previous court order to stop selling into the U.S."
[From Martin Schwimmer's Trademark blog]

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