Tribal Cigarette Maker, Distributor Settle Resale Dispute

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 6:45 PM EST) -- A Canadian tribal-owned cigarette maker struck a deal to settle its allegations that a distributor and two individuals flouted its trademark rights by reselling Seneca brand cigarettes past their expiration date, according to a Georgia federal court document filed Monday.

Grand River Enterprises Six Nations Ltd. sued National Distributors Inc., Akbar Noorani and Laila Noorani claiming they violated its rights in three registered trademarks by selling Seneca cigarettes that were 4 to 6 years old after buying them at a U.S. government auction. Laila Noorani is...
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