Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 3, 2014 will be a discussion of the effect of damages in trademark infringement suits (15 U.S.C. §1117) – when damages are preferred over injunctions, attorney’s fees in various Circuits, attorney’s fees along with statutory damages for counterfeiters, and what a counterfeit is.  Also, a brief discussion of the presumption of willful infringement if one registers a domain under a false address. The cases that will be the focus of our discussion appear below.

Discussion of several different Circuit Court decisions on these issues, including: Nightingale Home Healthcare v Anodyne Therapy LLC, 626 F.3d 963 (7th Cir. 2010); K and N Engineering Inc v. Sarah Bulat et al., 510 F.3d 1079 (9th Cir. 2007); and Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A., v. Ly USA, Inc., 676 F.3d 83 (2d. Cir. 2012).  In addition, there will be a presentation on and discussion of how to police IP on 3rd party internet retailer websites.

All are invited to join us in our discussion during the SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 3, 2014 at Noon in our Westlake Village office. This activity is approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit. If you will be joining us, please RSVP to Noelle Smith by 9 am Monday morning.