Cases & Deals

Singapore corporations successfully defend against Lanham Act suit brought in Florida District Court

Clients Singapore corporations

Jones Day successfully defended two Singapore corporations ("corporations") in the Middle District of Florida in action alleging common law tort claims under the Lanham Act arising from the corporations' work on Titanic artifacts exhibitions in Singapore and Macau, China. Jones Day demonstrated that the corporations' alleged connections to Florida were insufficient to satisfy Florida's long-arm jurisdiction statute and constitutional due process. When the district court granted the corporations' motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction and denied the plaintiffs' requests for international jurisdictional discovery, the plaintiffs appealed to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. After hearing the oral argument, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment.