The Federal Magistrates Court has awarded the company that produces G-Star clothing $25,000 compensation for lost sales, $20,000 for damage to reputation and $50,000 additional compensation against a man caught selling counterfeit G-Star clothing at the Parklea and Paddy's Markets in Sydney

The court found that the man (who didn't appear at the trial) had infringed copyright in the G-Star trademark by selling the counterfeit clothing – the court noting that he had sold "substantial amounts of counterfeit goods at … premium prices"

The case is available at: If you're concerned about whether or not your copyright or trademarks have been infringed, contact copyright lawyer Adam Simpson (Managing Partner) or Ian McDonald (Special Counsel, Copyright) at Simpsons Solicitors.