Martial Art Fraud

Martial Arts Fraud is a public service initiative sponsored by the non-profit U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation. This website provides educational information about specific circumstances with a high potential for consumers to be defrauded when searching for and selecting a martial art school as well as for students who are already enrolled at a martial art school and discover that any of the discussed illegal acts are present.

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Willfulness Is Not Required for an Award of  Profits for Trademark Infringement
Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik LLP, 20 Commerce Drive, Cranford, NJ 07016

Willfulness Is Not Required for an Award of  Profits for Trademark Infringement
Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik LLP, 20 Commerce Drive, Cranford, NJ 07016

The U.S. Supreme Court held that a plaintiff in a trademark infringement suit is not required to show that a defendant willfully infringed the plaintiff’s trademark as a precondition to an award of the infringer’s profits.

Martial Art Instructors Hit With $115,560 Judgment
For Infringing MOO DUK KWAN® trademarks

Martial Art Instructors Hit With $115,560 Judgment
For Infringing MOO DUK KWAN® trademarks

August 17, 2015 Judge Robert Mariani issued a permanent injunction restraining Eric Kovaleski, Robert Kovaleski and ANYONE ELSE acting in concert with them from infringing MOO DUK KWAN® trademarks and he also entered a $115,560 judgment against Eric Kovaleski, Robert Kovaleski and Tang Soo Karate School, Inc. for Infringing MOO DUK KWAN® trademarks

Martial Art Instructor Charged and Arrested For Trademark Counterfeiting

Martial Art Instructor Charged and Arrested For Trademark Counterfeiting Please Let Me Out

Martial Art Instructor Charged and Arrested For Trademark Counterfeiting

New York martial art instructor Sung Yoon had engaged in trademark counterfeiting and distribution of trademark counterfeited rank certificates for quite some time without being detected.

He issued certificates to his students bearing registered trademarks affixed without a license from the trademark owners.  His students trusted him and believed him until an instructor contacted one of the organizations they had received rank certificates from to confirm that their rank certificate was legitimate; however, it was not.