Trademark Owner Of Snap Fasteners Seeks High Court Review Of Reduced Award
Mealey's (September 1, 2016, 3:59 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A trademark owner of magnetic snap fasteners for handbags asks the U.S. Supreme Court in an Aug. 12 petition to consider whether under Section 35 of the Lanham Act, willful infringement is a prerequisite for an award of infringer's profits that was reduced to $6.8 million (Romag Fasteners Inc. v. Fossil Inc., et al., No. 16-202, U.S. Sup.).
(Petition for writ of certiorari available. Document #78-160906-006B.)
Romag Fasteners Inc. owns U.S. patent No. 5,777,126 on magnetic snap fasteners, which Romag sells under its...