Moose Knuckles Wins Counterfeiting Case Against 26 Chinese Agents
A federal court in Chicago (Case No. 16-cv-11618) has awarded outerwear and lifestyle brand Moose Knuckles $52 million (CAD $68.5 million) in damages against 26 China-based defendants who were each found to be operating "rogue" Moose Knuckles websites and selling counterfeits of Moose Knuckles apparel and accessories.
United States District Judge Robert M. Dow Jr. issued the award as part of final judgment and permanent injunction finding that each defendant had engaged in willful trademark counterfeiting and copyright infringement and that each was in default. In addition to monetary damages, the court ordered that 33 domain names used by the defendants to sell counterfeit Moose Knuckles products, many of which had previously been disabled under a temporary restraining order, be permanently locked and transferred to Moose International.
"This judgment has played a pivotal role in our company's anti-counterfeiting strategy and will allow Moose Knuckles to take more effective and efficient action against online counterfeiters moving forward," said Noah Stern, CEO, Moose International Inc.