Tiffany awarded permanent injunction against counterfeiters
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Luxury jewellery company Tiffany has been granted an injunction against a group selling counterfeit goods.
The order was handed down by District Judge Cecilia Altonaga at the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Thursday, June 8.
In the initial complaint, filed by Tiffany in March of this year, the company accused the defendants—who ran a number of websites, including tiffanyloveyou.com—of “inducing and engaging in the sale of counterfeit branded products”.
The counterfeit goods included Tiffany-branded bracelets.
Tiffany owns several registered ‘Tiffany’ trademarks including US registration number 0,023,573—registered in 1893 for use in jewellery and watches—and US number 1,228,409 for decorative art objects.
It alleged that the group “reside and/or operate in foreign jurisdictions” including China.
As well as injunctive relief, the US company was granted a transfer of all infringing domain names and damages totalling $430,000.
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