43 Companies Found Liable for Violating University of Arkansas’ Trademark


Recently, Judge Gary Feinerman, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, ruled against 43 companies who had willfully violated University of Arkansas trademark and caused $8.6 million in damages.

It will be recalled that University of Arkansas filled a lawsuit against merchants accusing them of infringing on its trademark by selling unlicensed Razorback merchandise.

43 defendants who did not respond to the lawsuit have been found liable for trademark infringement, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and have been ordered by Judge Gary Feinerman to pay $200,000 each to the plaintiff.

The judge signed an order declaring that the merchants must release any proceeds from the sales that are held in e-commerce accounts in 10 days.

In addition, the merchants have been ordered to cease any trademark infringement and using the e-commerce accounts associated with their infringement.

Illinois Northern District Court
Judge: Gary Feinerman
Case #: 1:18-cv-04415
Nature of Suit Trademark
Case Type Trademark Infringement
Case Filed: Jun 26, 2018
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