An investigation led by L-Acoustics has resulted in the seizure of 136 counterfeit products from Tampa-based rental company Se7ven Sounds Music, Inc.
Along with the seizure, L-Acoustics filed a complaint against Se7ven Sounds for trademark infringement, counterfeiting and unfair competition.
This month, the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division ordered Se7ven Sounds Music to pay damages of $5 million US dollars to L-Acoustics. L-Acoustics also won the right to destroy the 136 counterfeit products confiscated during the investigation.
The final judgement holds that the "defendants infringed the L-Acoustics Trademarks by intentionally and willfully engaging in the unauthorised manufacturing, importation, offering for sale and/or rental, and sale and/or rental of goods in interstate commerce imitating the design of L-Acoustics products and bearing counterfeit L-Acoustics Trademarks."