Fendi Should Get $30M In Knockoff Damages, 2nd Circ. Hears

Law360, New York (May 08, 2012, 6:57 PM ET) -- Fendi Adele SRL told the Second Circuit on Monday it was not required to demonstrate that an alleged counterfeit merchandise seller’s conduct was willful in order to recover nearly $30 million in enhanced damages to which the designer says it is entitled.

In a reply brief filed with the appeals court, Fendi refuted a New York federal court’s determination that Fendi must prove Ashley Reed Trading Inc. willfully infringed the designer’s trademarks by selling knockoff handbags and other goods, saying that under the Lanham Act, the...
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