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Ruling in Romag v. Fossil: Willfulness is Neither the “Principle of Equity” nor the “Big Kahuna,” and Infringer’s Profits Can be Awarded Even for Innocent Infringement

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Second Circuit, and ruled that infringer’s profits can be awarded even without a showing of willful infringement. A jury had ruled that Fossil acted in “callous disregard” of Romag’s trademark rights when Fossil’s Chinese manufacturers used counterfeit Romag continue reading...

A Brief Decoding of Trademark Notice Guidelines

As the global nature of the economy and business grows, companies are faced with the challenge of determining when, whether and how to provide notice of trademark rights on product packaging and advertising materials. The laws governing use of notice symbols (or “marking”) and consequences continue reading...