U-Haul Boxed In With $60M Verdict In PODS Trademark Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (September 25, 2014, 8:13 PM EDT) -- U-Haul International Inc. must pay $60 million for infringing storage company PODS Enterprises Inc.'s trademarks by using the term “pods” repeatedly on its website to draw customers to its own “U-Box” home storage program, a Florida federal jury found on Thursday.

The jury found in PODS' favor on all counts in the trial on PODS' claims that U-Haul violated both federal and Florida trademark laws by peppering its website with the term “pods,” finding U-Haul willfully infringed PODS' trademarks. The jury also found that PODS was...
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