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Trader Joe's TM Claim Against Canada's 'Pirate Joe' Revived

Law360, Los Angeles (August 26, 2016, 8:39 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit in a published opinion on Friday partly revived a trademark infringement suit from Trader Joe’s against a man who created “Pirate Joe’s” in Canada, a store populated with goods he purchased from the chain grocer in the United States. 

Hallatt purchased Trader Joe’s branded products, brought them to Canada and sold them in a store he designed to mimic the brand,  Trader Joe’s said. They brought trademark infringement and state law claims which were separately tossed in late 2013.

But on Friday, the Ninth Circuit panel reversed the lower court decision in reference to the Lanham Act trademark...

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Case Information

Case Title

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Case Number

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Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3840 Trademark

Date Filed

January 15, 2014

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