UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTDISTRICT OF MINNESOTAMILLER MANUFACTURINGCOMPANY,Plaintiff,v.HARRIS FARMS, LLC,Defendant.))))))))))))Court File No.
(Jury Trial Demanded)
NATURE OF THE CASE
This is a case for design patent infringement under the United States Patent Act and for violations of the United States Lanham Act. Miller’s claims arise from Harris Farms’ infringing,deceptive and unlawful conduct in the launch of a knockoff product as depicted in Exhibit C.
1. Plaintiff Miller Manufacturing Company (“Miller”) is a Minnesota corporationhaving its principal place of business at 2910 Waters Road, Suite 150, Eagan, MN 55121. Miller is a manufacturer and international distributor of farm, ranch and pet products. Its products aresold through distributors that serve retailers of farm and ranch products in the USA, Canada andover 35 countries around the world.2. Defendant Harris Farms, LLC is a Tennessee corporation, having its principal place of business at 7227 Haley Industrial Drive, Suite 200, Nolensville, TN 37135-9618.Harris Farms is a direct competitor in the farm, ranch and pet product industry.
JURISDICTION AND VENUE
3. This Court has original jurisdiction over the Patent Act and Lanham Act claims pursuant to 15 U.S.C. §§ 1121(a), 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 and 1338(a) and pendent and supplemental