The Fifth Circuit also added non-genuine bezels to the district court’s injunction to make it consistent with the district court’s other findings.
In a trademark infringement case involving refurbished Rolex watches, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court’s judgment insofar as it concluded that BeckerTime, the refurbisher, infringed Rolex’s trademarks, that the laches defense prevented disgorgement of BeckerTime’s profits, and that Rolex was not entitled to treble profits or attorney fees. As for the injunction, the Fifth Circuit agreed with Rolex that the district court should have enjoined the sale of Rolex watches with non-genuine bezels, thus affirming, as modified, the district court’s injunction in part (Rolex Watch USA, Inc. v. Beckertime, LLC, January 26, 2024, Douglas, D.).
Case date: 26 January 2024
Case number: No. 22-10866
Court: United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
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