G Pen Maker Awarded $47m in Counterfeit Case
According to court documents, the Los Angeles-based company has been the victim of counterfeiting for years.
After enduring years of revenue lost to product counterfeiters, Grenco Science, maker of the G-Pen brand vaporizer, finally struck back in court. In January, the Los Angeles-based company sued more than 65 different online retailers selling fake G-Pen products, asking for restraining orders and monetary damages.
The brand pirates were mostly based in China. Some of them settled out of court with Grenco, but most simply ignored the lawsuit. As a result, a federal judge in Illinois recently granted the vaporizer manufacturer $47 million in damages–$1 million each from the 47 companies found to have infringed on Grenco’s trademarks.
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