Category: trademark counterfeiting

Refrigiwear Seeks to Protect Trademarks and Copyrights in the United States from Encroachment by Parties Holding Limited International Rights Pursuant to Contract

The Refrigiwear, Inc. (“Refrigiwear”) complaint asserts trademark counterfeiting, trademark infringement, and unfair competition under state and federal law and copyright infringement against Sixty International S.A., Sixty Group SPA, and Sixty SPA (collectively “Sixty”) relating to Refrigiwear’s trademarks used on the insulated clothing, accessories, and protective equipment it manufactures. […]

Atlanta Resident Accused of Counterfeiting and Distributing Confusingly Similar Imitations of Trademarked Chanel Handbags and Wallets

Chanel, Inc. (“Chanel”), based in New York, brings this complaint in the Northern District of Georgia asserting counterfeiting and trademark violations against Sarah Janelle, several aliases, and d/b/a’s (“Janelle”), as well as 10 Does. Six United States Federal Trademark Registrations are alleged to have been violated:  0,626,035, 1,314,511, […]

Counterfeit Merchandise Sales Result in Summary Judgment of Infringement, but Not of “Trademark Counterfeiting”; Middle District of GA Clarifies Statutory Damages Standards

Introduction As puzzling as it may first seem, a seller of merchandise bearing counterfeit trademarks might not be found liable for “trademark counterfeiting.”  Selling such merchandise does not establish counterfeiting liability without a showing of intent.  Nevertheless, a defendant’s use of a counterfeit mark, regardless of intent, allows […]