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Chicago IP Litigation Tracking Northern District of Illinois IP Cases

Default Judgment Makes Case Exceptional

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United States Cellular Corp. v. Hotline Wireless & More, Inc., No. 12 C 5017, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jul. 25, 2012) (Shadur, Sen. J.).  

Judge Shadur entered judgment in favor of plaintiff in this Lanham Act case.  The Court converted its default judgment and temporary restraining order into a final judgment and a permanent injunction.  And the Court held that the case was exceptional, warranting an award of plaintiff’s attorney’s fees and costs.