Tenth Circuit Creates 'Willful' Roadblock to Recovery of Infringer’s Profits Under the Lanham Act

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Western Diversified Services, Inc. v. Hyundai Motor America, Inc.
No. 03-4248 (10th Cir. 2005)
US
Federal Court
10th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals
Howard N. Aronson, K.S. Cornaby, Michael J. Kelley, Robert B. Golden, Ryan M. Harris
Ebel

Summary

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit adopted the definition of “willful” as “the defendant’s intent to benefit from the goodwill or reputation of the trademark holder” for use when recovering profits from an infringer in the absence of actual d ...

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Western Diversified Services, Inc. v. Hyundai Motor America, Inc.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit adopted the definition of “willful” as “the defendant’s intent to benefit from the goodwill or reputation of the trademark holder” for use when recovering profits from an infringer in the absence of actual d ...