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OtterBox Wins Favorable Judgment in Counterfeiting Case
By: Business Wire
Nov. 8, 2012 12:29 PM
OtterBox® has become one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, despite a sluggish economy. The company is recognized globally for providing premiere protective solutions for handheld technology and counterfeiters make attempts every day to replicate the Colorado-based company’s successes. OtterBox, taking necessary action to combat infringements and protect its intellectual property to the fullest extent of the law, was recently granted a $10 million judgment against a major Texas-based counterfeiting ring.
The recent judgment granted by Judge Dean D. Pregerson on Oct. 19, 2012 includes a significant monetary award plus substantial attorney’s fees for the sale of at least 20,000 counterfeit OtterBox Defender Series® cases from one eBay seller over the past 10 months. The judgment also carries a permanent injunction against the seller from pursuing similar conduct in the future. All remaining inventory is to be supplied to OtterBox and all financial institutions are required to freeze activity they may have ongoing with the seller.
“As the OtterBox brand continues to strengthen, we will see infringement become a prolific, constant battle,” OtterBox Founder and Chairman Curt Richardson said. “For us, protecting intellectual property has become another cost of doing business, right alongside materials, labor and shipping. We are prepared and vigilant for an ongoing, but very vital, battle.”
OtterBox is working with federal and state law enforcement not only in the United States but across Europe, China and Australia to stop the detrimental manufacturing and trade of counterfeit cases.
“We are one of the most popular counterfeited brands worldwide,” OtterBox Brand Protection Manager John McKinney said. “We take aggressive action to protect our brand and ensure customers are purchasing authentic, quality OtterBox product.”
Built upon fundamentals of hard work, innovation and perseverance, OtterBox is a leader in the production of premier protective solutions for global handheld manufacturers, wireless carriers and distributors.
Incorporating creativity and cutting-edge design into every product, OtterBox creates sleek and durable cases that offer reliable device protection to complement any lifestyle.
OtterBox was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo. In 2010 OtterBox established an EMEA headquarters in Ireland and an APAC headquarters in Hong Kong.
For more information, visit www.otterbox.com or call 888-695-8820. We’ve Got Technology Covered.
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