Published by LawTechie - August 11, 2010 - LawTechie

In the Chloé v. Queen Bee case, the 2nd Circuit has ruled that a single internet sale of a counterfeit handbag in New York constituted sufficient “contact” with the state to satisfy the jurisdictional requirement for bringing suit against foreign entities under New York’s long-arm statute.

The Southern District of New York had previously ruled that such a “trap” buy, made by the plaintiff’s attorney for the sole purpose of creating jurisdiction, did not satisfy the statute’s nexus requirement. On 5 August 2010, the 2nd Circuit overruled the lower court, paving the way for future New York plaintiffs to bring suit against out-of-state infringers who peddle infringing goods via the World Wide Web.

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