Pasadena Based Attorney Louis F. Teran of SLC Law Group Successfully Defends Client in Counterfeiting & Trademark Infringement Case

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Louis F. Teran of SLC Law Group Convinces Judge to Vacate $2 Million Jury Verdict

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SLC Law Group is a Pasadena, CA based law firm that specializes in intellectual property law, business law, and civil litigation.

SLC Law Group has a strong reputation for successful representation of clients in counterfeiting and trademark infringement cases. In a recent monumental case involving accusations of counterfeiting and infringement of five different trademarks, attorney Louis F. Teran successfully defended Shisha Land Wholesale, Inc. in a case that went to jury trial.

The jury verdict on June 8, 2016 found the Defendant guilty of counterfeiting willfully and awarded a stiff $2,000,000 verdict ($400,000 for each trademark) in statutory damages pursuant The Federal Lanham Act 15 U.S.C. §1117(c).

After trial, Teran was able to show that the Plaintiff had not met its burden of proof because there was no evidence of counterfeiting two of the five trademarks. On July 11, 2016, Federal Judge R. Gary Klausner agreed and reduced the jury verdict to $1,200,000.

Later Teran showed that the evidence presented in the case failed to prove that there was counterfeiting as to the remaining three trademarks according to the legal definition of the statute under 15 U.S.C. §1116(d). Teran argued that the jury verdict would punish Defendant for a violation it did not legally commit and would cause manifest injustice. Judge Klausner agreed and vacated the rest of the jury verdict.

The case, Kaloud, Inc. v. Shisha Land Wholesale, Inc., was held in US Federal District Court before Judge Klausner. (Case Number is 2:15-cv-03706, Filing Date: May 18, 2015)

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About SLC Law Group

SLC Law Group is a Pasadena, CA based law firm that specializes in intellectual property law, business law, and civil litigation. SLC Law Group believes that by educating its clients on the legal aspects of their case, they play an integral role in making strategic decisions.

Regardless of its clients’ education or understanding of the law, SLC Law Group invests its time as part of its services to ensure its clients fully understand the legalities of their case. SLC Law Group believes that investing this time leads to effective STRATEGIC LEGAL COUNSELING (SLC) and informed decision making by its clients. Learn more about SLC Law Group.

SLC Law Group was founded and continues to be managed by Louis F. Teran, an attorney with a law degree, an MBA, and an engineering degree from prestigious universities. Prior to starting SLC Law Group, Teran was an accomplished product development engineer with several patents and an accomplished business executive for a Fortune 500 corporation.

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