Symantec wins $3.2 million settlement in counterfeit case


Symantec on Monday said it won a $3.2 million judgment as part of a settlement against a company that sold counterfeit Symantec software.

As part of the settlement with Papa B Enterprises, the company's owner, Richard Mastrogiovanni, must personally pay $25,000 in damages to Symantec.

The court also filed a permanent injunction against Papa B Enterprises and Mastrogiovanni from producing or selling counterfeit Symantec products. The company and its owner also are required to help Symantec track down others selling phony Symantec software.

Symantec had filed suit against Papa B Enterprises last year in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division. The counterfeit scheme included Norton Antivirus and SystemWorks.

The settlement follows Symantec's $3 million judgment against Maryland Internet Marketing last December and its $10 million judgment against CD Micro and its CEO Vince Webb last September. Both companies sold bogus Symantec software.


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