Simpsons Solicitors

Busted!

October 19th 2011

The Federal Magistrates Court has awarded the company that produces G-Star clothing $25,000 compensation for lost sales, $20,000 for damage to reputation and $50,000 additional compensation against a man caught selling counterfeit G-Star clothing at the Parklea and Paddy’s Markets in Sydney.

The court found that the man (who didn’t appear at the trial) had infringed copyright in the G-Star trademark by selling the counterfeit clothing – the court noting that he had sold “substantial amounts of counterfeit goods at … premium prices”.

The case is available at:

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/FMCA/2011/778.html

If you’re concerned about whether or not your copyright or trademarks have been infringed, contact copyright lawyer Adam Simpson (Managing Partner) or Ian McDonald (Special Counsel, Copyright) at Simpsons Solicitors.