Client Awarded $257 Million Default Judgment in Anti-Counterfeiting Case
November 6, 2012
Earlier in November, our client Coach Inc. announced it obtained a default judgment of $257 million in a lawsuit filed in Illinois Federal Court against individuals and businesses that operate Web sites selling counterfeit Coach merchandise. The judgment also awards Coach the ownership of 573 Internet domain names, which are the Web sites from which the defendants conducted their illegal operations. Chicago Partner Patrick McKey and Associate Donald Cole represented Coach in this trademark, cybersquatting and deceptive trade practice suit.
McKey’s diverse practice concentrates primarily on intellectual property litigation, complex commercial litigation, international business disputes, product liability defense, mass and toxic tort defense, and environmental litigation, as well as corporate counseling and public law.
Cole’s practice involves various litigation matters, including intellectual property, commercial and class actions related to financial institutions and product manufacturers. He also has experience defending employers against employment discrimination claims in both state and federal forums.