A cigarette maker got a court order in Syracuse, NY, this week to stop a store in Northern New York from selling large amounts of counterfeit Marlboros.
U.S. District Judge Glenn Suddaby issued an order Monday for the store in Hogansburg, on or near the Akwesasne Mohawk Indian Reservation, to stop selling the fake smokes. The store’s employees offered more than once to sell the undercover buyers discounted prices on bulk orders of 100 or more cartons, which they said Garrow could get on a day’s notice, the lawsuit said.
Philip Morris claims the store infringed on its trademark, and that the fake Marlboros could be more hazardous than the real ones.
Makers of counterfeit cigarettes don’t have to submit ingredient information to the Food and Drug Administration and don’t have to report “potentially harmful constituents in their tobacco or smoke” to government regulators, the lawsuit said.