Bloomberg Law
Aug. 19, 2016, 4:00 AM

No Agreement on Trademark Infringement Awards, Petition Says

  • Petition for Supreme Court review: resolve split on awards of infringer’s profits in trademark cases
  • Overturned $6.7 million jury award against Fossil Inc. at stake

A fastener maker who lost out on a trademark infringement jury award against Fossil Inc. wants the U.S. Supreme Court to review a split among appeals courts on requiring willfulness in trademark infringement (Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil, sought).

Fashion accessories maker Fossil Inc. escaped having to pay $6.7 million that a jury awarded because the Second Circuit is one of six circuits that requires a ruling that the infringement was willful, ...

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