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iGoldRush Blog   October 1997

Online Jurisdiction Gets More Confusing

October 14, 1997 in News

A one-man online operation was recently ordered to attend court hearings in another state in the suit filed by the Hasbro toy company for trademark infringement in the use of the name The non-competitive company owner thought it was unfair, but the Federal judge in Boston believed that since the site advertised to Massachusetts residents (as it did worldwide) that the trial would take place there. Attorneys say that such online jurisdiction will only get more ambiguous until some definitive precedent is set.

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