Category: Trademark Enforcement

Trademark Enforcement

Pittsburg, PA Man Guilty of Trademark Counterfeiting

Pittsburg, PA Man Guilty of Trademark Counterfeiting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2012 PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Allegheny County has been sentenced in federal court to four years probation, six months home detention and a special assessment of $100 on his conviction of trademark counterfeiting and filing a false income tax return, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today. […]

Chesapeake Store Owner Convicted of Trademark Fraud

Chesapeake Store Owner Convicted of Trademark Fraud

The owner of two Chesapeake sporting goods stores and former proprietor of a Norfolk flea market stand was convicted by a judge on Friday of one count of felony trademark infringement. Keith Carter, who opened his first brick-and-mortar Players Sports Nuts store three years ago, is to be sentenced Aug. 31 in Chesapeake Circuit Court.  Read full story

Federal Website Seizures

Federal Website Seizures

The Attorney General may seize trademark or copyright infringing websites under the government’s Operation In Our Sites v. 2.0. program.  This action is authorized under federal law 18 U.S.C. §§ 981 and 2323, which specifically allows the Federal government to seize property involved in illegal activity.  Trademark counterfeiting and intellectual property infringement activity is illegal and is punishable by federal penalties […]

Counterfeit Goods Organization Convicted

Counterfeit Goods Organization Convicted Phonies, Frauds and Thieves 1

Hassan Aoun, 43, of Dearborn was found guilty today following a two-week jury trial in federal court, announced United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade. Aoun was convicted of Conspiracy to Traffic in Counterfeit Goods, and three counts of Trafficking in Counterfeit Goods.