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Tiffany obtains permanent injunction, large award against counterfeiters

Tiffany & Co announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has issued a final default judgment and permanent injunction in Tiffany’s favor, awarding Tiffany $2.176M in aggregate statutory damages against 78 defendants operating infringing websites selling counterfeit TIFFANY & CO. jewelry. The 78 defendants were engaged in the sale of counterfeit TIFFANY & CO. goods via websites which also infringed Tiffany’s trademarks. The judgment further requires that the website operators’ infringing domain names be transferred to Tiffany.