Zuru has prevailed in its patent infringement action in the US for its Bunch O Balloons brand.
The firm has succeeded in its case against Telebrands and subsidiary Bulbhead.com, one of the largest telemarketing companies in the US.
A jury verdict in favour of plaintoffs Zuru and Tinnus Enterprises found that Telebrands Battle Balloon product line, including Balloon Bonanza HD and Battle Balloon Colour Burst, wilfully infringed US patents.
Zuru has been awarded lost profits and reasonable royalty damages in the amount of $12,250,000
Anna Mowbray, Zuru’s chief operating officer, said: “Zuru works diligently to bring innovation to market and to stand by its inventors. We are committed to continuously fighting what I believe are knock-off companies like Telebrands who try to undercut inventors and claim innovations as their own.
“We are confident that the US legal system will help us continue to send this message. Moreover, we are looking forward to an award of enhanced damages for a multiple on the $12,250,000 based in the finding of Telebrands’ wilful misconduct.”