Law360 recently published its ranking of the top 10 U.S. trademark decisions of the past decade. Partner Dyan Finguerra-DuCharm shared her thoughts on the impact of the 2011 Louis Vuitton v. Akanoc decision. As noted in Law360,
The ruling, and those that came after that applied it, gave brand owners more power to shut down the online sale of infringing goods, particularly those coming from untraceable international sources.
"These rulings provide the leverage brand owners needed to demand that web hosting companies deactivate a website selling infringing goods," said Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme, a partner at Pryor Cashman LLP. "Another important impact of these rulings is that they provide a means to sue a defendant in the U.S. when the actual website operator is based overseas."
Read Law360's full list of the most impactful trademark decisions of the last decade here.
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