Northeast Metal Traders’ suit claims trademark violations

Dec 22, 2009 | 11:02 AM | Lisa Gordon

A Philadelphia scrap company is suing a Jersey City, N.J.-based competitor for allegedly infringing on its trademark and common law rights by using its name to attract customers.

Northeast Metal Traders Inc. filed the lawsuit against Northeast Iron & Metal Inc. in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

While the company names themselves are fairly easy to distinguish, newcomer Northeast Iron & Metal's Web address ( blurs identification. Northeast Metal Traders' Web address is

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