In a trademark infringement action based on Defendant's sales of Plaintiff's trademarked products with the unique production code removed, a preliminary injunction in favor of Plaintiff is affirmed, where the production codes play an important role in helping the trademark owner to guard against counterfeits and protect the reputation of the mark.
Argued: October 15, 2008
Decided: June 19, 2009
Before: LEVAL, KATZMANN, and LIVINGSTON, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by LEVAL, Circuit Judge.