A trademark infringement action can be brought against an out-of-state employee of an online retailer who sent a bogus handbag to a Bronx, N.Y., address from a website that offered merchandise to New York consumers, a federal appeals court has ruled. Simone Ubaldelli, a California resident and principal of the now-bankrupt Queen Bee of Beverly Hills, contended that the fashion company Chloé could not sue him in New York based on the one-time Internet-based sale of the fake designer purse.
Internet Sale Ruled to Trigger Personal Jurisdiction in Long-Arm Law
New York Law Journal
August 9, 2010