Board Converting News, June 22, 2020

PMMI Prevails In Lawsuit Fighting Fraudulent Use Of PACK EXPO Logo PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, won a lawsuit against Data Marketers Inc. doing business as LogiChannel for trademark infringe- ment, false association advertising and unfair competition. LogiChannel was falsely positioning itself using the PACK EXPO logo and attempting to sell fake attendee lists. PMMI filed a complaint against LogiChannel in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia after dis- covering that the data and marketing services company had used the PACK EXPO logo without permission and otherwise misrepresented itself. LogiChannel misleadingly claimed to have a false PACK EXPO attendee list for sale Eastern District of Virginia Court, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis, III marked a clear victory for PACK EXPO and all trade

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show organizers, by signing an order on Feb. 25 requiring Data Marketers, Inc. to perma- nently refrain from advertising, offering or selling any goods or services infringing upon all PACK EXPO logo designs and trademarks. The defendant was also ordered to pay dam- ages and attorney’s fees. “This order represents a victory for as- sociations and other trade show organizers that find themselves victims of trademark infringement and unauthorized vendors at- tempting to sell fake lists and other services,” says Laura Thompson, Vice President, trade shows, PMMI. “Trade show exhibitors have a right to know the relationship between a company and the event producer when do- ing business. The circumstances are a sad commentary on the state of the ethics and conduct of some individuals and businesses.” PMMI’s President & CEO Jim Pittas com- mented, “This is a win not only for PMMI and the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows but for all trade show organizers,” he says. “This latest court order sends a signal to all unauthorized vendors attempting to pass themselves off as legitimate trade show or- ganizers and deceive exhibitors and other suppliers. The trade show community will not tolerate improprieties in this area.” PMMI continues to spend time educating exhibitors about companies falsely repre- senting themselves as official suppliers to PACK EXPO. PMMI, is a trade association representing more than 900 North American manufactur- ers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry.


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