Default Judgment and Statutory Damages Awarded in Trademark Dispute

18 11 2015

Chicago IP Litigation

October 7, 2015

R. David Donoghue

Chrome Hearts LLC v. Partnerships & Unincorporated Assocs. Identified on Schedule A, No. 15 C 3491, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 10, 2015) (Kendall, J.).

Judge Kendall granted plaintiff Chrome Hearts’ default judgment against various defendants (the “Defaulting Defendants”) holding that each defendant was infringing the CHROME HEARTS trademarks. The Court previously entered a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) and then a preliminary injunction (“PI”) freezing certain PayPal accounts that were allegedly being used to sell products that infringed the CHROME HEARTS marks and ordering transfer of certain infringing domain names.

Chrome Hearts’ service by electronic publication and email, as well as notice that the Defaulting Defendants received from their domain name registrars and payment processors were sufficient service and notice of the suit, yet the Defaulting Defendants failed to respond to the amended complaint or even appear in the action.


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