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Designer Skin LLC v. S & L Vitamins, Inc., et al.
Unauthorized internet reseller of plaintiff’s products is not guilty of trademark infringement, and does not cause actionable initial interest confusion, by using plaintiff’s trademarks in meta tags of website at which plaintiff’s and its competitors’ products are sold, and in...

Venue - Internet Library of Law and Court Decisions - Updated April 8, 2002

No. 97 C 6117, 1998 U.S. Dist. Lexis 2488 (N.D. Ill. February 26, 1998)

(Court holds that the availability of an 800 telephone number and "passively informational" website to forum residents, without more, is insufficient to establish that defendant is "transacting business" or otherwise amenable to suit in the forum under 15 U.S.C. §78aa).

74 F.3d 701 (6th Cir. 1996) cert. denied 117 S. Ct. 74 (1996)

(Transmission of allegedly obscene material from California - based computer and modem over the phone lines to Tennessee computer sufficient contact to make Tennessee appropriate venue for California residents' trial, even though transmission originated by Tennessee postal inspector).

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