Diaz Reus Attorneys Achieve Landmark Win for Chinese e-Commerce Businesses in Major Chicago-Based Federal Trademark Case

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Amid the headwinds of an intensifying Sino-U.S. trade war, Diaz Reus litigators recently secured an unprecedented win for six Chinese e-commerce businesses in a Chicago federal courtroom. Led by Global Managing Partner Michael Diaz, Jr. and Shanghai Office Partner Xingjian “Jeff” Zhao, the Diaz Reus intellectual property disputes team successfully defeated a multimillion-dollar federal trademark infringement lawsuit by prevailing on a motion to dismiss for insufficient service of process under the Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters (“Hague Convention”). The lawsuit was brought against the six AliExpress merchants (and nine hundred other sellers on e-commerce platforms) by Luxottica Group S.p.A., the Italian eyewear maker behind the “Ray-Ban” and “Oakley” brands, and its U.S. affiliate (collectively, “Luxottica”).