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Supreme Court rejects Sixth Circuit test
for standing in Lexmark v. Static Control


In its opinion today, the Supreme Court of the United States has rejected the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal’s test for standing under the Lanham Act in the case of Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc. and has adopted a different test. Under that test, the Supreme Court found that Static Control has standing to sue under the Lanham Act but made no determination on the merits of the litigation.
 

In a press release from Lexmark, the company said it “strongly believes” that it has not made false or misleading representations in its commercial advertising or promotion. The case will now go back to the Federal District Court in Lexington, Kentucky where this matter will be litigated.
 

“Lexmark remains confident that it will ultimately prevail in this matter,” the release stated.
 

To read more about this case, see Lexington’s Steven Loy wins legal lottery, takes Supreme Court stage for Lexmark on KyForward.
 

From Lexmark


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