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
Category: Trademark Convictions
Martial Art Instructor Charged and Arrested For Trademark Counterfeiting
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.
State and local authorities charged three people in connection with fake clothing being sold at vendor booths during the Atlantic Beach Bikefest, according to a news release from the S.C. Secretary of State’s Office.
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Coach, Inc. et al v. Frederick Goodfellow ,no. 12-5666 (6th Cir. 2013) confirmed a district court’s award of $5,000,000 in damages and an additional $186, 000 in attorneys’ fees to Coach for a flea market owner’s failure to stop his vendors from selling counterfeit Coach goods.