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  • :MyFax - Joseph C. Gioconda To:Honorable Denise L Cote (12128057907)

    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

    HERMES INTERNATIONAL, and HERMES OF PARIS, INC.,

    Plaintiffs,

    v.

    JOHN DOE 1 AlKJA LI HUA AlKJA YAO DONG; JOHN DOE 2 AlKJA HAO DA TOU AlKJA DA TOU LI AlKJA HUWEISHENG AlKJA GOU YI LU; JOHN DOE 3 AIKJA LUOXIAOBO AIKJA LIU MIAN AIKJA ZHEN HONGXING AlKJA LIANGGUILIN AlKJA LUO DA YOU NKJA GAOHONG; : JOHN DOE 4 AIKJA 1IU MA; JOHN DOE 5 AlKJA CHEN YIBIN AlKJA LEONA WANGQIANG; JOHN DOE 6 AlKJA lAAI AlKJA JKUOIU; JOHN DOE 7 AlKJA XIN HONG; JOHN DOE 8 AlKJA ZHENG RUISHAN; JOHN DOES 9-100; AND XYZ COMPANIES,

    Defendants.

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    USDCSDNY DOCUMENT ELECTRONICALLY FILED DOC#: ______________

    DATE FILED: tj /-z,d fLo\)

    Civil Action

    No.: 12 Civ. 1623

    JUDGE COTE

    DEF AULT JUDGMENT AND PERMANENT INJUNCTION

    Case 1:12-cv-01623-DLC Document 14 Filed 04/30/12 Page 1 of 13

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    Plaintiffs Hermes International and Hermes of Paris, Inc. (collectively, "Hermes" or

    "Plaintiffs") commenced this action on March 6, 2012, and simultaneously moved ex parte for a

    Temporary Restraining Order, Seizure Order, Asset Restraining Order, Domain Name Transfer

    Order, Order for Expedited Discovery, Order Permitting Service by Electronic Mail, and Order

    to Show Cause for a Preliminary Injunction ("TRO"), which this Court also granted on March 6,

    2012. On March 16,2012, the Plaintiffs filed an Affidavit of Service on the Defendants.

    The Defendants, having been served with the Complaint, TRO, and related papers, did

    not appear or oppose the Plaintiff's application for a Preliminary Injunction. On March 20,2012

    this Court granted the Plaintiffs' application for, and entered a Preliminary Injunction against all

    of the Defendants.

    No Defendant appeared following this Court's entry of the Preliminary Injunction. No

    Defendant has answered the Complaint, and the time for answering the Complaint has expired.

    On April 19, 2012, the Court entered an Order to Show Cause why a default judgment should not

    be entered against all Defendants. No Defendant has appeared before the Court to show cause

    why a default judgment should not be entered.

    Now, the Court, having reviewed the Complaint, Memoranda ofLaw, supporting

    Declarations, Affidavits, and exhibits submitted therewith, finds that:

    1. Hermes is the owner of nwnerous valid and enforceable federally registered

    trademarks (the "Hermes Trademarks and Designs"), including without limitation the following:

    2

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    Registration Relevant International Number

    RegisteredRegistration Date ClassesTrademark

    IC 8 and 14 (Jewelry)

    369,271

    June 27, 1939 368,785 HERMES July 18, 1939 IC 14 (Watches)

    369,681

    HERMES

    Aug, 1, 1939 IC 18 (Handbags and pW'ses) 369,944

    HERMES HERMES August 8, 1939 IC 10, 25 and 26 (Belts,

    scarves)

    2,893,199 Oct. 12, 2004 I C 18 (Handbags and purses) 2,991,927

    PLUME Sept 6,2005BIRKIN IC 18 (Handbags and pW'ses)

    3,198,963 HERMES January 16, IC 35 (Computerized online 2007 retail store services in the

    fields of clothing and fashion accessories)

    3,480,825 LINDY August 5, 2008 IC 18 (Handbags and purses) 3,730,618 JYPSIERE Dec. 29, 2009 IC 18 (Handbags and purses) 3,834,062 SO KELLY August 17, IC 18 (Handbags and purses)

    2010 3,994,070 BOLIDE July 12,2011 IC 18 (Handbags and purses) 1,806,107 Nov, 23, 1993 IC 18 (Handbags and purses)

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    3,198,973

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    July 27, 2004 Ie 35 (Online retail store services in the fields of clothing, fashion accessories, etc.).

    Jan. 16, 2007 Ie 35 (Online retail store services in the fields of clothing, fashion accessories, etc.).

    Apr. 24, 2007 Ie 6 (wallets); 14 Gewelry); 18 (handbags and purses); 25 (clothing); 26 (belt buckles)

    Apr. 24, 2007 Ie 6 (wallets); 14 (jewelry); 18 (handbags and purses) ; 25 (clothing); 26 (belt buckles)

    Dec. 4, 2007 Ie 6 (Metal locks for handbags and purses, wallets, etc.); Ie 18 (Handbags and purses)

    4

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    ... . Mar. 29, 2011 IC 18 (Handbags and purses) 3,936,105

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    2. As set forth in the Complaint, Plaintiffs have demonstrated that the Defendants

    are entities and individuals that operate a large, fluid network ofIntcmet websites ("Infringing

    Websites"), to offer for sale and/or sell products bearing counterfeits of the Hennes Trademarks

    and Designs ("Counterfeit Products") to consumers in the United States, and in this District,

    using various domain names, all of which incorporate onc or more of the Hermes Trademarks

    and Designs, including without limitation the following thirty-four (34) domain names

    (co llectively, the "Infringing Domain Names"):

    5

    Case 1:12-cv-01623-DLC Document 14 Filed 04/30/12 Page 5 of 13

  • :MyFax - Joseph C. Gioconda To:Honorable Denise LCote (12128057907) 15:36 0q/27/12 EST Pg 7-1q

    HennesBags-Outlet.net; HennesBagsOutletStore.com; HennesBagsOutlet.org; HerrnesOutlet l.com; HennesOutIet.org; HennesHandbagOutlet.org; HennesHandbagsOutlet.org; HennesHandbagsOutlet 1.0rg; HennesHandbagsOutlet2.org; HennesOutlet2.org; HennesBagss.org; HennesB irkin-Bags.org; HennesBirkin-Bags 1.0rg; HennesOutletStore.com; Outlet -Hennes.net; Hennes--Outlet.com; DiscountHennesBag.com;

    HermesOutletMall.com; HennesOutletBags.com; HennesHandbags-Outlet.net HennesKellyOutlet.com; HennesOutletBags.net; HennesOutletBags.org; HermesOutletHandbags.com; HermesOutletSale.com; HennesOutletShop.com; HermesOutletShop.info; Hennes-BagsOutlet.com; HennesBagsOutlets.net; Hennes-BagsOutlets.com; HermesB agsOutlet. net; DeHerrnesHandbags.com; Outlet-eHermes.com; and HennesHandbagsOutlets.com.

    3. Collectively, the Defendants sold and offered for sale at least nine (9) distinct

    types of goods, each bearing nwnerous counterfeits of the Hennes Trademarks and Designs.

    4. The Defendants have disregarded the TRO and Preliminary Injunction issued by

    this Court; and so the Court:

    HEREBY FINDS that Defendants are liable for federal trademark counterfeiting and

    infringement under 15 U.S.C. 1114, false designation of origin under 15 U.S.C. 1125(a),

    trademark dilution under 15 U.S.C. 1125(c), and cybersquatting under 15 U.S.C. 1125(d)(I),

    trademark dilution under New York Gen. Bus. Law 360-1, deceptive acts and practices under

    New York Gen. Bus. Law 349-350, and trademark infringement and unfair competition in

    violation of federal and New York common law; and so it is

    ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that, pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 1117(c)(2),

    the Plaintiffs be awarded statutory damages from the Defendants in the liquidated amount of

    one-hundred million dollars ($100,000,000.00), and

    Case 1:12-cv-01623-DLC Document 14 Filed 04/30/12 Page 6 of 13

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    IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all monies currently restrained in Defendants'

    accounts held by PayPal, Inc. be released to Plaintiffs as partial payment of the above-mentioned

    damages; and

    IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that in whole or partial satisfaction of the ju

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