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Civil Procedure Keyed to Glannon
Bensusan Restaurant Corp. v. King
Citation:126 F.3d 25 (2d Cir. 1977)
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Bensusan Restaurant Corp. was the creator of a trademark-named jazz club, “The Blue Note,” in New York City. King operated a live entertainment cabaret in Columbia, Missouri, also called The Blue Note. In 1996, King created a website or cyberspot on the internet for its cabaret. (King’s internet site contained a disclaimer disassociating it with The Blue Note in New York City). Bensusan sued King in federal district court in New York, asserting trademark infringement and related claims. The district court dismissed the complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction.
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