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February 11, 2019In the News

Michael Best Pedals To Victory

World Trademark Review

In a press release issued this week, Michael Best announced that it had secured a $325,000 judgement and permanent injunction on behalf of its client, Custom Dynamics, against Lite Cycle for trademark infringement of their products. Custom Dynamics is a seller of LED lighting and other electronic equipment for motorcycles. A former distributor of Custom Dynamics, operating under the name Lite Cycle, was found to be selling counterfeit products of several Custom Dynamics’ registered and unregistered trademarks. As a result, the trial court awarded Custom Dynamics its lost profits, trebled those damages and awarded attorneys fees. The court also entered a permanent injunction prohibiting the defendant’s continued use of Custom Dynamics’ trademarks and unique product identifiers. Reflecting on the decision, in Custom Dynamics v Goracoff (5:17-cv-00506-FL), partner Anthony Biller stated that the decision "protects customers from further deception and upholds Custom Dynamics’ brands that they’ve worked so hard to build and which customers trust and rely upon.”

To read the WTR article, click here.

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