UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA
Ballistic Products, Inc.,
Civil No. 03-2950 ADM/AJB
Precision Reloading, Inc.,
Peter C. Maffei and
Richard J. Nygaard, Esq., and Douglas J. Frederick, Esq., Rider Bennett, LLP, Minneapolis, MN,
appeared on behalf of Plaintiff.
Allen W. Hinderaker, Esq., and William D. Schultz, Esq., Merchant & Gould, Minneapolis, MN,
appeared for and on behalf of Defendants.
On July 22, 2003, the Motion to Dismiss [Docket No. 28] of Defendants Precision Reloading,
Inc., Contemporary Enterprises, Peter C. Maffei and Thomas Maffei (collectively, “Defendants”) and
Plaintiff Ballistic Products, Inc.’s (“Ballistic” or “Plaintiff”) Motion for Temporary Restraining Order or,
in the Alternative, for Preliminary Injunction [Docket No. 2] were argued before the undersigned
United States District Judge. Defendants seek dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction. Plaintiff seeks
an injunction ordering the assignment or transfer of the two disputed Internet domain names to Plaintiff.
For the reasons set forth below, Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss is denied and Plaintiff’s Preliminary
Injunction is granted.
1 Contemporary Enterprises will be considered a part of the same corporate entity as Precision
for purposes of this Motion. After registering it as a trade name, Peter Maffei did business in the name
of Contemporary Enterprises, Ltd. Frederick Aff. (Jurisdiction) Ex. X. Precision admits it still uses the
d/b/a name “Contemporary Enterprises.” Defs.’ Mem. in Supp. of Mot. to Dismiss at 3.
Ballistic sells shotgun ammunition, reloading materials, and related supplies worldwide through
mail order catalogues and its Internet website ballisticproducts.com. Defendants do not contest that,
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