Trademark infringement is serious business. If you infringe on someone else's mark, you could get sued for trademark infringement and potentially be liable for injunctive relief, damages, attorney's fees and statutory damages for willful infringement.
RICHMOND, Va., Jul 10, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- General Cigar Co. Inc. announced today that the United States District Court for the District of Nevada has ruled in its favor, granting its motion for summary judgment, awarding damages and permanently prohibiting the import, marketing, distribution and sale of infringing "COHIBA Caribbean's Finest" cigars and rum.This resolves a lawsuit filed in 2006 but does not resolve General Cigar's enforcement activities against counterfeit good. General Cigar continues to retain a special task force consisting of trademark attorneys to assist it in its trademark enforcement efforts.
General Cigar prevailed on its claims which held the defendants liable for trademark infringement, dilution, counterfeiting, unlawful importation, unfair competition and cybersquatting. As a result, the court awarded General Cigar a permanent injunction, plus compensatory and treble damages.
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