At Jurisco, Injunction Bonds in California, are part of our daily life and a recent post on worldipreview.com (an intellectual property issues online publication) is especially pertinent to our mission. Before going into to more detail, let me pose a few questions: Have you ever seen someone hawking high priced luxury goods on the street for mind blowingly good deals? Or (in case that you’ve never been to a big city) have you ever seen luxury goods such as Cartier, Chloe, Rolex, Prada and Alfred Dunhill advertised online for rock bottom prices? If you answered yes to either of these questions then you have been exposed to the economy of counterfeit luxury goods. This aforementioned article (see full post here) goes into detail on the counterfeit goods industry and the fallout when Lawful Patent holders sue companies sue over claims of counterfeiting and patent/trademark infringement.
What make the case outlined in the article really fascinating is that the presiding Judge of US district court, Central California District, also allowed for the websites selling the counterfeit goods to also be held liable since they knowingly sold hawked products! Crazy. And an Injunction was slapped on the websites (named are: tradekey.com, saudicommerce.com and b2bfreezone.com) preventing them from selling any known fake goods bearing the plaintiff’s marks.
For those know don’t know, Injunctions are defined (by Cornell Law Online) as: A court order requiring a person to do or cease doing a specific action.They are issued early in a lawsuit to maintain the status quo by preventing a defendant from becoming insolvent or to stop the defendant from continuing his or her allegedly harmful actions. The ‘harmful actions’ in the case of the counterfeit watches would be the selling of replica products known to be fake. And often an Injunction Bond is required by the court in order for the Injunction to be granted. The Injunction bond protects the defendant from harm if the court decides in favor of the defendant.
California is a hotbed for Injunctions due to the state being the major place of entry for goods from Asia. And the surety bond experts at Jurisco are uniquely experienced to answer any questions regarding civil injunctions for the patent and trademark legal community. For for information on California Injunction Bonds, please contact Jurisco and their friendly staff will answer any of your questions.