Dismissal of Trademark Counterfeiting Charge Cited on Front Page of New York Law Journal
The Defendant was charged with violating New York State Trademark Laws by selling counterfeit DVDs and CDs. After extensive research and a written motion prepared by Addabbo & Greenberg Nassau County District Court Judge Andrew M. Engel dismissed the charge on the ground that the complaint failed to set forth every element of the crime charged. Significantly, as cited by the New York Law Journal, “The Court noted Defendant correctly argued the instrument failed to identify or distinguish the characteristics of the genuine and counterfeit trademarks, which was necessary before the pleading could be found facially sufficient.” Judge Engel adopted attorney Ring’s argument and dismissal was granted. Instead of being brought to trial on a serious criminal charge, due to the legal expertise and research of Addabbo & Greenberg the charge was dismissed.