MIAMI – Chanel alleges a website is selling counterfeit versions of its goods.
Chanel Inc. filed a complaint on March 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against
alleging trademark infringement.
According to the complaint, the
plaintiff alleges that it has suffered injury to its business,
reputation and profit as a result of defendant promoting, selling,
offering for sale, and distributing goods bearing counterfeits and
confusingly similar imitations of plaintiff's trademarks through a fully
interactive commercial internet website. The plaintiff holds
Safebuyrepublica.ru responsible because the defendants allegedly created
and maintains the illegal marketplace for the purpose of diverting
business from the plaintiff.
The plaintiff seeks judgment
against defendant, enjoinder against further infringement, account and
pay plaintiff for all profits and damages from infringement, costs,
attorneys’ fees, investigative fees, interest, and further relief as the
court may deem just. It is represented by Stephen M. Gaffigan and
Virgilio Gigante of Stephen M. Gaffigan PA in Fort Lauderdale.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:17-cv-60604