ABC Rug & Carpet Wins $7M In Trademark Row

Law360, New York (January 13, 2011, 5:52 PM EST) -- A federal judge has ordered a New York carpet cleaning service to pay $7 million for infringing the trademarked name of its better-known competitor, ABC Rug & Carpet Cleaning Service Inc.

Judge Richard M. Berman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday adopted a magistrate judge's recommendation that defendant ABC Rug Cleaners Inc. had willfully infringed and should pay treble its gross profits during the period of infringement.

As the defendant's gross profits were calculated at about $2.25 million,...
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