Court Rules for Franck Muller in Its ‘Gray Market’ Suit

Franck Muller USA, exclusive importer and distributor of the Swiss luxury watch in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, has won a federal court ruling permanently barring several companies from “importing, selling, or otherwise distributing” any watch with the Franck Muller trademark in those areas. The judgment was issued Sept. 20 in New York City by judge Richard Berman against defendants identified in the ruling as Delmas Inc. (New York City) and Stoneleigh Enterprises Inc. (London), both owned by Joshua Rogoznitsky and Yehouda Frand (also known as Larry Frand), Delmas manager. The watch company had alleged the defendants engaged in trademark infringement and unfair competition by importing and distributing Franck Muller watches without authorization. In a related story, Franck Muller USA revealed that it got a court-approved retraction in June from companies identi
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