George Wukoson

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George Wukoson focuses his practice on federal trademark, copyright, and anti-counterfeiting litigation, trademark prosecution, and trademark opposition and cancellation actions. He also counsels clients on issues involving brand management and enforcement, copyrights, domain name disputes, social and digital media, and intellectual property licensing. In addition, he is a commercial litigator with experience representing individuals and corporations in complex commercial and civil litigations, as well as securities cases, government investigations, and white-collar matters.

Representative Experience

Advanced Access Content System Licensing Administrator, LLC v. Lanny Shen d/b/a DVDFab and Fengtao Software, Inc., et al.

Representing AACS LA—whose members are motion picture content providers, consumer electronics manufacturers, and information technology companies—which controls the content protection technology for Blu-ray discs, in action alleging violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s anti-circumvention provisions to obtain remedies from a U.S. court against operators of numerous foreign rogue websites selling “DVDFab” software that allows users to circumvent the protection technology on motion picture and TV program Blu-ray discs. Obtained a preliminary injunction March 5, 2014, directing defendants who reside outside the United States to cease operation of certain infringing websites and included an order that third-party service providers to the rogue websites, including domain name registries and registrars, as well as search engines and payment processors, stop providing services to the defendants. The case is still pending. (S.D.N.Y. Ongoing)

Juicy Couture Inc. v. Bella International Limited, et al.

Represented plaintiff seeking to enjoin sales and advertising by Hong Kong defendant with over 30 knock-off JUICY GIRL stores in Hong Kong and mainland China of goods bearing counterfeits of plaintiff’s marks. Obtained order preliminarily enjoining such sales and advertising, including language specifically ordering Twitter and Facebook to cease services to defendant. (S.D.N.Y. Ongoing)

China Central Television et al. v. Create New Technology et al.

Represented Chinese television broadcasters and DISH Network in copyright and trademark infringement action against manufacturer and distributor of "TVpad" set-top box, found to stream infringing content to users in the United States; secured award of $55 million in damages. (C.D. Cal. 2015)

The North Face Apparel Corp. and PRL USA, Inc. v. Fujian Sharing Import and Export

Represented plaintiffs in first ever standing Order to shut down rogue websites and seize counterfeiters’ profits from the sale of counterfeit goods. Also obtained an order establishing that a top level-domain registry (such as Public Interest Registry) could be found in contempt of a court order if it has notice of a counterfeiting website and does not take action to disable that website. Since the initial Order in 2010, which awarded plaintiffs $78 million in damages, plaintiffs have continued to bring contempt style motions to curtail counterfeiting on the Internet and have shut down over 10,000 websites. The success of the action has greatly decreased the number of new websites created by defendants. Additionally, plaintiffs have recovered from defendants in excess of $2 million. (S.D.N.Y. Ongoing)

The North Face Apparel Corp. v. Moler et al.

Represented The North Face against a Vietnamese-based global counterfeiting ring, trading primarily in THE NORTH FACE branded backpacks, and operating throughout the United States through US-based distributors. The defendants were operating from several eBay stores and other websites. The order obtained on behalf of The North Face not only prohibits third parties from providing services in furtherance of the defendants’ operations, but also provides for expedited third-party discovery and requires banks and other financial institutions to immediately locate and restrain the defendants’ accounts. Each of the defendants has been enjoined, the online platforms disabled, and hundreds of thousands of dollars from the illicit activities restrained. (S.D.N.Y. Ongoing)