Retailers Ask High Court Not To Review Willfulness Infringement Prerequisite For Reduced Award

(November 3, 2016, 5:19 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court should not consider if willful infringement is a prerequisite for an award of infringer’s profits reduced to $6.8 million to a trademark owner of magnetic snap fasteners for handbags, retailers argue in an Oct. 19 opposition brief, because every appellate court views willfulness “as an important factor, and the differences between them result in minimal inter-circuit variation” (Romag Fasteners Inc. v. Fossil Inc., et al., No. 16-202, U.S. Sup.).

(Respondents’ opposition brief available.  Document #78-161107-001B.)

Romag Fasteners Inc. owns...
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