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BMW obtains $1.5M default judgment in counterfeiting case

Clients BMW AG

Jones Day successfully obtained a $1.5 million default judgment for BMW in a trademark and counterfeiting case brought against a Chinese online platform in the Northern District of California.  Several months after Judge Alsup issued the default judgment order, the defendants obtained U.S. counsel and moved to vacate the default judgment.  The motion was heavily briefed and the court conditionally granted the motion to vacate subject to certain mandatory conditions including responsive document production and deposition attendance in the U.S. by January 31, 2012.  Upon an insufficient production and failure by the defendants to appear for depositions, Judge Alsup denied defendants' motion to vacate default judgment. 

BMW, et al. v. DinoDirect Corp., et al., Civil Action No. 3-11-cv-04598 (N.D. Cal.) (Judge Alsup)