Judge Gottschall granted defendants' Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1) motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction.
Coach, Inc filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Chicago, alleging that the City's failure to crack down on vendors who sell counterfeit goods at an outdoor market amounts to a violation of the Lanham Act.
In WMS Gaming, Inc. v. WPC Gaming Prods., Ltd., 542 F.3d 601 (7th Cir. 2008), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a trademark damages ruling issued by the Northern District of Illinois, holding that the lower court had incorrectly assessed actual damages only, despite plaintiff’s request for, and entitlement to, an accounting of profits under Lanham Act Section 35(a), 15 U.S.C. 1117(a).