FORT LAUDERDALE – Online sellers for various websites are accused of selling counterfeit Lacoste Alligator goods.

Lacoste Alligator S.A., Lacoste Alligator USA Inc., and Lacoste S.A. filed a complaint on Jan. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Atarax, 5 Chicago Design, ai ya, et al. alleging trademark infringement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered damages to their business and reputation. The plaintiffs hold Atarax, 5 Chicago Design, ai ya, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly used Amazon.com, eBay and other websites to distribute infringing products that bear plaintiff's trademark.

The plaintiffs seek enjoin the defendant from further infringing plaintiffs' trademark, transfer all domain names used by the defendant to the plaintiffs' control, pay the plaintiffs all profits and damages, treble damages, statutory damages of $2 million per each counterfeit trademark used and product sold, all legal fees plus interest and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Stephen M. Gaffigan, Virgilio Gigante and T. Raquel Rodriguez-Albizu of Stephen M. Gaffigan P.A. in Fort Lauderdale.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:17-cv-60046-WPD

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