March 15, 2019 / 12:10 AM / 5 months ago

Judge awards max damages of $6 mln in transport co trademark spat

A federal judge in Brooklyn has ordered three Staten Island transport logistics companies to pay $6 million for infringing on the trademark of their Florida rival Landstar System, some 16 times more than a magistrate judge had recommended.

In a decision on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto disagreed with Magistrate Judge Vera Scanlon’s opinion that damages of just $375,000 were appropriate partly because Landstar’s name was not a “high-value, widely distributed” trademark.

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