Lanham Claims Axed In Pitney Bowes Client-Theft Case

Law360, New York (March 19, 2010, 4:49 PM EDT) -- A judge has ruled that an alleged scheme by ITS Mailing Systems Inc. to swipe clients and confidential information from rival postal technology company Pitney Bowes Inc. does not constitute false advertising under the Lanham Act, as Pitney Bowes claimed.

Judge Ronald L. Buckwalter of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Wednesday granted ITS's motion to dismiss the Lanham Act claims in the suit, leaving allegations of fraud, conspiracy, unfair competition and violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act...
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