Pa. Judge sends TM claims against Frame Maker in Ill.

By PJ D’Annunzio (August 10, 2022, 4:04 PM EDT) — A Pennsylvania federal judge overseeing picture frame trademark infringement claims against arts and crafts superstore Michaels has transferred the claims against the co -accused and frame manufacturer Harbortown Industries at Illinois.

In a ruling on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Schmehl said the case against Harbortown, based in Lake Forest, Ill., is more appropriate in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, since the plaintiff MCS Industries has not shown that any of the alleged infringements of Harbortown’s actions were specifically directed towards Pennsylvania.

“Although Harbortown may have known that the plaintiff was a Pennsylvania corporation and that the plaintiff may be subject to some of Harbortown’s alleged tortious activities…

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