Quiksilver Hit With $3.5M Jury Award in Trademark Dispute

Law360, New York (July 19, 2013, 10:21 PM EDT) -- A California federal jury on Friday awarded $3.5 million in damages against surf apparel maker Quiksilver Inc. in a trademark dispute, finding its “VSTR” line promoted by surfing legend Kelly Slater willfully infringed on the “Visitor” trademark of a family-run apparel firm.

After a six-day trial, the eight-member panel rejected Quiksilver's arguments that there was no evidence that it intended to deceive consumers into thinking World Marketing Inc., which sells Visitor-branded clothing to stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s and Men’s Wearhouse, was associated with...
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