Utah company, Charleston site owners violated law in fake golf clubs case, federal jury decides

Posted on March 19, 2011 • Filed under: Counterfeit, Internet, South Carolina

n what was described as a landmark ruling, a South Carolina federal jury has determined that a Web-hosting company is liable for a customer’s Internet site that listed fake products for sale. The jury in Columbia this week awarded nearly $800,000 in damages to California-based Cleveland Golf Co. in a first-of-its-kind trademark infringement case after determining Utah-based web-hosting firm Bright Builders Inc. and website owners Christopher Prince and Prince Distribution LLC of Charleston violated the state’s Unfair Trade Practices Act. Read Article

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