Juul Sues Reeha For Trademark Infringement Over…


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Plaintiff Juul Labs, Inc filed a go well with towards defendant Reeha LLC within the District of Connecticut alleging trademark infringement and unfair buying and selling practices on their vaping merchandise for purportedly promoting counterfeit Juul merchandise.

“JUUL is the designer, manufacturer, and distributor of JUUL-branded electronic nicotine delivery systems,” in keeping with the grievance. 

Wednesday’s grievance states that “wrongdoers have counterfeited JUUL products by illegally manufacturing, selling and distributing fake, copied, and non-genuine versions of JUUL products and related packaging bearing JUUL trademarks.”

Allegedly the defendant didn’t have JUUL’s “authorization to produce, manufacture, distribute, market, offer for sale, and/or sell merchandise bearing the JUUL marks.” The plaintiff additionally claims that the defendant damage the JUUL model by promoting decrease high quality merchandise to unsuspecting clients who believed these to be true JUUL merchandise.

Reeha allegedly used the trademarked phrases “JUULpods” in a few of their merchandise in addition to the plaintiff’s firm identify “JUUL.”  

The Juul contends that Reeha offered “unlawful Grey Market Goods,” that are solely meant to be offered in overseas markets as a result of they don’t adjust to U.S. regulation. In response to the grievance, this grew to become extra apparent to the plaintiff when it checked out a few of these counterfeit merchandise that contained overseas language warnings on them, that are by no means discovered on JUUL merchandise legally offered in america. 

In response to the plaintiff, it despatched a cease-and-desist letter to the defendant to finish the gross sales of the “unlawful Grey Market Goods,” but the gross sales continued after the letter had been despatched to the defendant.

The defendant is dealing with six counts, together with trademark infringement – counterfeit items, false designation of origin, unfair competitors, trademark infringement – gray market items, statutory unfair commerce practices and customary legislation unfair competitors.

Juul is represented by McCormick, Paulding & Huber PLLC.


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