Interactive website’s option allowing customers to select Illinois as “ship-to” destination for defendant’s supplement products was among factors cited in reversal of district court’s dismissal of trademark infringement claims.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has reversed the dismissal of Lanham Act and state law claims for lack of personal jurisdiction, finding that defendant Revolution Laboratories, LLC’s sales of “Diesel”-branded sports nutritional supplements through an interactive website that specifically offered the option of shipping products into Illinois, among other forum “contacts,” met the circuit’s three-part test for specific personal jurisdiction. The court remanded trademark infringement and other claims brought by dietary supplement seller Charles Curry to the federal district court in Chicago for further proceedings (Curry v. Revolution Laboratories, LLC, February 10, 2020, Ripple, K.).

Case date: 10 February 2020
Case number: No. 17-2900
Court: United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law.


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