NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 2, 2019, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York entered a default judgment in favor of American luxury jeweler David Yurman, awarding the company $1,550,000 in aggregate statutory damages against 31 defendants who operated infringing websites selling counterfeit David Yurman jewelry.
The Court also issued a permanent injunction against the defendants, and any person acting with them, from manufacturing, distributing, advertising or selling any counterfeit David Yurman products. The judgment further requires the defendants to permanently transfer the domain names of the infringing websites to David Yurman.
The defendants operated a network of websites designed to appear like authorized David Yurman websites by unlawfully using the company's trademarks and copyrighted campaign images in a deliberate attempt to deceive consumers. Having designed the infringing websites to falsely convey an affiliation with David Yurman, the defendants offered for sale counterfeit David Yurman jewelry.
"We are pleased with the judgment and will continue to take aggressive action to protect our consumers, our designs and our trademarks," said Carol Pennelli, President, David Yurman. "We will not tolerate infringers and counterfeiters in the marketplace regardless of where they operate."
About David Yurman
David Yurman is the premier American luxury jewelry brand with a mission to share in life's exceptional moments. Founded by two artists, David and Sybil Yurman, in New York, artistic inspiration, craftsmanship and unconventional yet elegant designs are at the core of the brand. The marriage of David's background in sculpture with Sybil's natural understanding of color and art yields signature jewelry designs; diamond, pearl, and gemstone jewelry and Swiss-crafted timepieces that are renowned for capturing the essence of relaxed American luxury. David Yurman collections are available at 48 retail and concession locations throughout the United States, Canada, and France and at over 350 locations worldwide, through their exclusive authorized fine jewelry and timepiece network of retailers, including in the US, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, UK, Russia and the Middle East.
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