Tiffany Wins Big Judgement Against Counterfeiters
Luxury jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. has won its latest battle against imitators, saying a U.S. District Court in Florida has awarded it $2.18 million in damages against 78 websites that were selling counterfeit Tiffany jewelry. New York-based Tiffany said the companies it sued were selling counterfeit goods on web sites such as salestiffany.net, shoptiffanyco.com, tiffanyandcomall.com, tiffanycooutlet.co.uk and other similar domains that were "intended to confuse and deceive consumers." Tiffany alleged the companies infringed upon its trademarks. In the Florida judgement, the judge required that the website operators transfer the domain names to Tiffany.