|[November 08, 2012]
OtterBox Wins Favorable Judgment in Counterfeiting Case
FORT COLLINS, Colo. --(Business Wire)--
OtterBox® has become one of the fastest-growing private
companies in America, despite a sluggish economy. The company is
recognized globally for providing premiere protective solutions for
handheld technology and counterfeiters make attempts every day to
replicate the Colorado-based company's successes. OtterBox, taking
necessary action to combat infringements and protect its intellectual
property to the fullest extent of the law, was recently granted a $10
million judgment against a major Texas-based counterfeiting ring.
The recent judgment granted by Judge Dean D. Pregerson on Oct. 19, 2012
includes a significant monetary award plus substantial attorney's fees
for the sale of at least 20,000 counterfeit
OtterBox Defender Series® cases from one eBay (News - Alert) seller over
the past 10 months. The judgment also carries a permanent injunction
against the seller from pursuing similar conduct in the future. All
remaining inventory is to be supplied to OtterBox and all financial
institutions are required to freeze activity they may have ongoing with
"As the OtterBox brand continues to strengthen, we will see infringement
become a prolific, constant battle," OtterBox
Founder and Chairman Curt Richardson said. "For us, protecting
intellectual property has become another cost of doing business, right
alongside materials, labor and shipping. We are prepared and vigilant
for an ongoing, but very vital, battle."
OtterBox is working with federal and state law enforcement not only in
the United States but across Europe, China and Australia to stop the
detrimental manufacturing and trade of counterfeit cases.
"We are one of the most popular counterfeited brands worldwide,"
OtterBox Brand Protection Manager John McKinney said. "We take
aggressive action to protect our brand and ensure customers are
purchasing authentic, quality OtterBox product."
Built upon fundamentals of hard work, innovation and perseverance,
OtterBox is a leader in the production of premier protective solutions
for global handheld manufacturers, wireless carriers and distributors.
Incorporating creativity and cutting-edge design into every product,
OtterBox creates sleek and durable cases that offer reliable device
protection to complement any lifestyle.
OtterBox was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo.
In 2010 OtterBox established an EMEA headquarters in Ireland and an APAC
headquarters in Hong Kong.
For more information, visit www.otterbox.com
or call 888-695-8820. We've Got Technology Covered.
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