Getting Results – First the trademark, then the infringement win

The JMBM partner who secured a trademark on a unique jewelry design used that insight to win a multi-million dollar court victory against an infringer. Our client, Hawaii-based Denny Wong Designs, is a small family-run business that makes the distinctive Tropical Memories® Plumeria flower jewelry.

We originally obtained a federal trademark registration for the three-dimensional appearance of the jewelry design. Having structured the protection for the design, our lawyer secured damages, a permanent injunction and an award of attorneys’ fees against a Los Angeles company and its owner for trade dress infringement and unfair competition.