Costco Infringement Profit May Reach $6M, Tiffany Tells Jury

Law360, New York (September 20, 2016, 9:56 PM EDT) -- An attorney for Tiffany & Co. told a New York federal jury in the damages phase of a trademark infringement case Tuesday that Costco Wholesale Corp. made more than $6 million in profits on ersatz Tiffany engagement rings as it tried to take away from Tiffany “its very own name.”

U.S. District Judge Linda Taylor Swain ruled last year that Costco iniringed upon Tiffany’s trademark by displaying diamond solitaire engagement rings next to signs that read “Tiffany” without any qualifier, or “Tiffany” on one line and “set” on the next.

Jeffrey A. Mitchell of Browne George Ross LLP, representing Tiffany, told the...

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