The new iPhone might not only be your must treasured possession but your most valuable one as well. With a price tag that reaches over $1,000, we have to treat out phones with kid gloves but don’t normally do. One way to protect your asset is with the use of well-known cell phone cases with a great reputation for quality like an OtterBox or LifeProof cell phone case. I know my case has saved my phone from shattering several times. However, what if you get a fake cell phone cover and it provides no protection, you are cheated as are OtterBox and LifeProof who may get blamed for the case not working. Therefore, companies need to vigorously protect their intellectual property.
Lee Law recently filed a lawsuit against an eBay seller who was distributing a large amount of counterfeit OtterBox and LifeProof cases. Proving that crime doesn’t always pay, Lee Law was able to obtain a $5 million judgment against these defendants. You can read the judgment here.
This once again proves that the trademark rights of brands are very valuable and the consequences of selling counterfeit merchandise can be dire.