Surin c. Puma Canada inc., 2017 QCCS 3821


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The plaintiff alleges that the defendants, Puma Canada and Puma North America, market products using his name and trademark without his consent. He claims, inter alia, damages and requests that the defendants be ordered to cease using the mark "Surin", "Bruny Surin" and "Cell Surin". Defendant, Puma North America alleges that the Quebec courts are not competent to hear this case, since it is not domiciled in Québec, that it does not have an establishment in Québec and that if there is a fault, it was committed outside Quebec. The court found that it does have jurisdiction to over the litigation and forum non conveniens does not favour Massachusetts.


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