Federal Jury Awards Hookah Maker $2 Million In Knockoff Sales Suit

Mealey's (June 13, 2016, 2:02 PM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — A federal jury in California on June 8 awarded a hookah maker $2 million after finding that a wholesale retailer was selling a copyrighted hookah without the maker’s permission (Kaloud Inc. v. Shisha Land Wholesale Inc., No. 2:15-cv-3706, C.D. Calif.).

(Verdict form available. Document #04-160615-014V).

The jury answered “yes” to the question “[H]as plaintiff proven by clear and convincing evidence that defendant’s infringement was willful?”

The jury awarded Kaloud Inc., the maker of the Hookah Lotus, $400,000 per copyright infringement, totaling $2 million...
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