Press Release July 1, 2024

Alston & Bird Secures $9 Million Award for Rockwell Automation

Alston & Bird secured approximately $10 million in damages for Rockwell Automation in its suit against an Italian counterfeiter Parcop S.R.L. (doing business as WiAutomation) in the District of Delaware. The final judgment—including $3.2 million in treble damages and $3.8 million in disgorgement—more than doubled the jury’s August 2023 award of $4.3 million. In a trailblazing verdict, the jury found WiAutomation, an Italian industrial equipment reseller, liable on five counts—trademark Infringement, counterfeiting, false designation of origin, deceptive trade practices, and unfair competition—for selling counterfeit and gray market Rockwell-branded manufacturing products in the United States.

Representing Rockwell was an Alston & Bird team led by partners Paul Tanck, Chris McArdle, Neal McLaughlin, and Joshua Weeks, and senior associates Andy Ligotti and Matt Welch (Intellectual Property Litigation).

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