HOME  |  CONTACT US  |  SUBSCRIBE  |  SUPPORT WLF

Case Detail


Lorillard Tobacco Co. v. Engida
On June 25, 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review an appeals court decision that undercuts efforts by trademark owners to prevent sales of counterfeit goods bearing fake trademarks, by making it significantly more difficult for such owners to obtain injunctions against the sales. The Court's one-sentence order declining review was a setback for WLF, which filed a brief urging that review be granted. WLF filed its brief on behalf of itself and the National Association of Manufacturers. WLF argued that the sale of goods bearing counterfeit trademarks causes billions of dollars in losses each year to the American economy, endangers public health and safety, and provides funding for organized crime and terrorist groups. WLF argued that the appeals court decision is at odds with congressional enactments designed to protect trademark rights, as well as with well-established principles of equity practice.
Case Status:
Supreme Court review denied.
More Information and Downloads:
6/1/2007: Download the Brief

  • Welcome to the Washington Legal Foundation
  • 2009 Massachusetts Ave., NW
    Washington, DC 20036
  • info@wlf.org  |  ph. 202-588-0302
    ©2017 WLF All Rights Reserved