Website, Traditional Contacts Convey Jurisdiction Over Helmet Maker, Judge Finds

Website, Traditional Contacts Convey Jurisdiction Over Helmet Maker, Judge Finds

SCRANTON, Pa. - A Pennsylvania federal judge on Oct. 10 held that because the website of a helicopter helmet maker allowed for sales to Pennsylvania customers and specifically referenced the plaintiff's trademarks, there were sufficient contacts to establish jurisdiction over the defendant, denying a motion to dismiss (Gentex Corp. v. Ronald Abbott, et al., No. 3:12-cv-02549, M.D. Pa.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 146662).

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