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If a foreign company sells software to customers in the United

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If a foreign company sells software to customers in the United States under my trademark but they are physically located in Australia, can we still sue them? And, if so, do you have a basic overview of how best to start that process?
I've worked with domestic trademark issues but am having difficulty with a company in Australia.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Ely replied 2 years ago.
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1) What state are you in?
2) Sue them for what, exactly?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

If they are selling a software application that can be confused with our, dilutes our brand in the marketplace and causes customers to sign up for their service thinking they are us, I believe I would have grounds to sue.

Right now, they are selling a product labeled with my trademark and I believe I can prove they are selling to U.S. customers and offering their product on U.S. servers.

Expert:  Ely replied 2 years ago.
Thank you. I am going to opt out of your question and open this up for other experts.
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There is no need for you to reply at this time as this will "lock" your question back to me, thus inadvertently delaying other experts' access to it.
My apologies for any inconvenience and good luck...
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi, I don't think this went back into the que.

Expert:  Ely replied 2 years ago.
Actually, it did.
I will let customer service know that you are eager to engage, so that they will possibly actively help search for an expert to answer this.
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