updated: 9/4/2012 1:06:45 PM
Indianapolis-based Klipsch Group Inc. is pursuing legal action against more than one dozen alleged headphone counterfeiters. The company was recently awarded a $60 million judgment from a January lawsuit that targeted 23 defendants.
September 4, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Klipsch Group, Inc. (KGI), owner of the Klipsch, Energy and Jamo audio brands, today announces legal action against a newly identified group of 16 headphone counterfeiters. This follows a prior lawsuit initiated by KGI in January 2012 when the company filed suit against 23 different defendants involved in the manufacturing and selling of counterfeit Klipsch headphones. KGI was awarded a $60 million judgment in the first lawsuit and is approaching $1 million in anti-counterfeit collections to date.
All 16 defendants named in the current lawsuit are China-based sellers hiding their identity and selling fake Image S4 and Image S4i headphones under the Klipsch brand name.
About Klipsch Premium Speakers
Klipsch Group, Inc. (KGI) is a leading global manufacturer of premium sound solutions for the consumer and professional markets. With the legendary Klipsch, Jamo and Energy brands under its corporate umbrella, KGI offers more than 160 collective years of superior engineering and world-class research and development experience. Today, KGI is responsible for the sales of hundreds of premium speakers for every lifestyle, application and budget. The company’s diverse product portfolio encompasses home theater, professional cinema, installed whole-house contracting, commercial, computer speakers, iPod docks and headphones. Klipsch Group, Inc. is also a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX).