MIAMI – A Paris-based boutique alleges that counterfeit versions of its goods are being sold on the internet.
Louis Vuitton Malletier SA filed a complaint on July 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against 2016bagsilouisvuitton.com, 2016bagshoesshop.com, 2016bagslouisvuittons.com, et al. alleging trademark infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages to its business as a result of its products being copied and sold to consumers by the defendants, which it claims causes confusion that the counterfeit products are genuine. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly make counterfeit copies of plaintiff's products and sells them all over the world over the internet.
The plaintiff seeks injunction against the defendants from further infringing its trademark, order the defendants to submit all infringing products for destruction, pay plaintiff all damages, statutory damages of $2 million per each counterfeit trademark, $100,000 per cybersquatted domain, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. 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-61554-DPG