MIAMI – A luxury goods company has filed suit against several online sellers over allegations of offering counterfeit goods.
Gucci America Inc. filed a complaint on April 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against
BerryArt, Freedom Lmen, KelliShow, LizAction, Lought, Makio Jam, Mandth, Oolove, Ronny Room, Select store, Songon, Swung, TranRam, WonderfulCaseShop, Xingcunzhe, Yesir Man, YuenKey, YVON FITCH, et al.
citing alleged trademark counterfeiting and infringement, unfair competition and false designation of origin.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it has suffered and will continue to suffer irreparable damages unless or until defendants are restrained by the court. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly manufactured, distributed, advertised and sold fake Gucci items and caused confusion, mistake and deception among members of the trade and the general consuming public.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order requiring the defendants' seller IDs be disabled, an order to any internet marketplace website operators to cease facilitating the sale of goods bearing counterfeit Gucci marks, compensation for statutory damages amounting to $2 million per each counterfeit trademark used and product sold, prejudgment and post-judgment interest, attorneys’ fees and costs and any further relief that the court may deem just and proper. It is represented by Stephen M. Gaffigan, Virgilio Gigante and T. Raquel Rodriguez-Albizu of Stephen M. Gaffigan PA in Fort Lauderdale.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:16-cv-60771