'Creative' Bid For $2.5M In Fees Rejected In Jeweler IP Row

By Michelle Casady (October 7, 2016, 4:13 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Thursday sided with world-renowned jeweler Jean-Raymond Boulle, denying his brother's motion for $2.5 million in attorneys' fees after a federal jury determined that four of Boulle's marks infringe the trademark of his brother's company, De Boulle Diamond & Jewelry.

A year after the trademark litigation began between the brothers, in the summer of 2013, Jean-Raymond Boulle introduced a 1993 settlement agreement in an attempt to end the underlying suit, De Boulle Diamond & Jewlery said. It argued, in seeking fees, that for more than a year afterward, the parties litigated over that agreement, at great expense. But...

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