Seven For All Mankind and Rock & Republic have been awarded damages in a counterfeit claim. The New York-based Rational Fashion was given two separate injunctions for selling counterfeit versions of both Seven For All Mankind and Rock & Republic jeans online.
Seven For All Mankind was awarded $450,000 (Â£259,140) for the Rational’s wilful copyright infringement and attorney costs. Rock & Republic was awarded $1 million in damages.
â€œWe are sending a strong message to online counterfeiters,â€ said Michael Heimbold, a partner Alshuler Grossman Stein & Kahan, who represented both jeans brands.
â€œWe are aggressively targeting counterfeiters throughout the US and the world who are harming the good name and reputation of our clients. The court’s judgements in these cases demonstrate that sellers of counterfeit branded products via the internet face damages into millions of dollars, even if their purported profits are only a fraction of this amount.â€