Thursday, April 22, 2010

Park West Loss

After a six-week trial, a jury found in favor of the Fine Art Registry in its lawsuit against Park West Galleries. They rejected Park West's defamation claims, and awarded Fine Art Registry $500,000 on a Lanham Act claim stemming from "Park West's use of a Fine Art Registry trademark in sponsored links on search engines, to drive Internet user queries to a Park West reputation management page online." Park West still faces "eight other state and federal lawsuits seeking more than $22 million in damages; most of those cases were consolidated a few months ago into a multi-district federal lawsuit that heads to trial next year in Seattle."