Trademark Case: General Electric Company v. Sannet
C.D. Cal. 1984
General Electric Company v. Sannet, (C.D. Cal. 1984). An ex parte temporary restraining order and seizure was granted against the defendant electronic parts wholesaler who sold "reconditioned" used aircraft vacuum tubes, which were replated to look new, stamped with the GE trademark, and sold as if they were new. Summary judgment was granted, holding defendant liable for treble damages. The defendant was enjoined and paid substantial damages to GE.