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Audemars Piguet Awarded Additional Post-Trial Damages

The amount in damages to be paid by Swiss Watch International now totals $11.7 million.

BIG AWARD: Swiss watch firm Audemars Piguet Holding SA has been awarded additional post-trial damages on its federal claim against Swiss Watch International for trademark infringement. After a bench trial last year, Manhattan Federal District Court Judge Harold Baer Jr. in January issued an opinion that awarded Audemars $9.8 million in damages, or nearly $3.3 million in profits, for infringing product trebled as allowed under federal trademark law.

The lawsuit involved the trade dress of Audemars’ Royal Oak luxury watch line, which ranges from $15,000 to more than $1 million per timepiece and features an octagonal bezel with eight hexagonal flat screws around the bezel. Trade dress has to do with creativity, specifically the way a product looks, is present or configured.

On Wednesday, Manhattan Federal District Court Judge Loretta A. Preska awarded Audemars an additional amount of nearly $1.9 million in post-trial damages and fees — $358,188 in post-trial damages, or $1.1 million trebled, plus $888,511.42 in post-trial fees — bringing the total amount in damages to $11.7 million.

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