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OPINION & ORDER Plaintiff Modellbahn Ott Hobbies, Inc. brings claims against the above captioned defendants for defamation, defamation per se, and tortious interference with a contractual and/or business relationship. Defendants American Tombow, Yellow Brand Protection, Rubiks Brand, Mattel and Incopro move to dismiss the claims against them on various grounds. Defendants American Tombow, Yellow Brand, and Rubiks Brand’s motions are granted. Pursuant to Rule 12(d), the Court converts defendants Mattel and Incopro’s motion to dismiss on statute of limitations grounds into a motion for summary judgment, and will give the parties an opportunity to present materials pertinent to that motion, as detailed further below. BACKGROUND Plaintiff Modellbahn Ott Hobbies, Inc., doing business as “Supreme Hobbies”, contracted with Amazon to sell goods to customers via Amazon.com. Compl.

13-15. Plaintiff acquired the products from Notions Marketing, an authorized distributor of Velcro, American Tombow, Rubiks, Mattel and Koala Tools products. Id. 17-18. Amazon has a report infringement system for addressing allegations of intellectual property infringement including counterfeit product allegations. Id. 16. Plaintiff alleges that the various defendants published intellectual property complaints with Amazon falsely alleging that the products plaintiff was selling were counterfeit. Id.

 
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