November 8, 2012

L.A. jury awards $3.6 million in punitive damages aginst game maker for trademark infringement

Today's Daily Journal (subscription required) reports that a federal court jury here in Los Angeles has awarded $5 million in compensatory damages and $3.6 million in punitive damages against a board game maker who allegedly infringed upon the plaintiff's trademarked phrase "Would You Rather . . .?"  This litigation has been going on for seven years and has already been up to the Ninth Circuit once.  It's going up again, according to the statements of defense counsel quoted in the article.