Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Jabil manufactures and sells electronics  in the United States and in foreign countries. It owns the federally registered Jabil trademark and has registered this trademark in Mexico as well. Juan Sanchez is a Mexican citizen residing in Tampa Florida, with business offices there. Jabil believed that Sanchez was in the business of selling counterfeit Jabil parts in Mexican border towns, such as Tijuana, Mexico. The company sought an injunction in a federal district court in Florida ordering Sanchez to cease his counterfeiting activity and to refrain from destroying certain documents. It also asked the court to freeze Sanchez’s  assets pending the outcome of a Lanham Act lawsuit. Sanchez contended that a U.S. district court has no jurisdiction or authority to enter the injunction for the activities allegedly occurring in Mexico. 

Analyze the arguments for Jabil and Sanchez.  Determine the outcome and support your selection.