Cartier Wins Record $594M Trademark Counterfeit Award

Law360, New York (February 2, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- A legal team representing Cartier and other Swiss luxury brands has secured a record $594 million award in an anti-counterfeit trademark suit against an international network of counterfeiters.

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Griesa of the Southern District of New York reached the default judgment awarding Cartier International $594 million against Chinatown counterfeiters, according to Greenberg Traurig LLP, which represented the plaintiffs.

Thirty-three named defendants were ordered to each pay Cartier $18 million in statutory damages plus reimbursement of legal fees. A permanent injunction was also...
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