Burberry Wins $180M In Damages Against Knockoff Sites

Law360, New York (May 18, 2012, 2:54 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday awarded $180 million in damages to luxury fashion company Burberry Group PLC in its suit against several individuals who allegedly ran websites that sold counterfeit Burberry products.

U.S. District Judge Thomas P. Griesa signed off on default judgments and permanent injunction orders in two related suits brought by Burberry alleging unnamed defendants were liable for trademark counterfeiting, infringement and dilution as well as cybersquatting.

Burberry said Friday in a statement that it was pleased with the ruling, adding that...
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