Philip Morris USA Sues New York Retailers for Selling Counterfeit Cigarettes

Posted on July 7, 2011 • Filed under: Counterfeit, New York

Philip Morris USA (PM USA) filed two lawsuits today in U.S. District Court against 34 New York City retailers for selling counterfeit versions of the company’s Marlboro(R) brand cigarettes. PM USA continues to take action against counterfeit sellers to protect its valuable trademarks, support law enforcement, promote the lawful sale of its brands and safeguard the integrity of the legitimate distribution system. With this new lawsuit, PM USA has sued a total of 212 New York retailers for selling counterfeit Marlboro(R) cigarettes. In February, PM USA also filed a lawsuit against two Chinese websites, and, which sold contraband Marlboro(R) cigarettes to New York consumers. Read Article

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