MIAMI – A luxury goods maker is suing several websites over allegations they sell counterfeit products.
Louis Vuitton Malletier SA filed a complaint on March 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida louisvuittonreads.com, supersoutlets.co, buy-bags.co.uk, cheapbagsstore.top, John Does 1-10, et al., citing alleged trademark infringement, false designation of origin, unfair competition and cybersquatting.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it has suffered and will continue to suffer damages until a decision is rendered in its favor. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly promoted, distributed, sold and offered for sale goods bearing counterfeit and confusingly similar Louis Vuitton’s trademarks and illegally hacked the domain names of legitimate businesses.
The plaintiff seeks the following: temporary, preliminary and permanent injunctions enjoining defendants from manufacturing, importing, advertising, distributing and selling counterfeit Louis Vuitton marks; temporary, preliminary and permanent injunctions enjoining defendants from creating maintaining and operating their Web marketplace of non-genuine goods bearing counterfeits of the Louis Vuitton marks; compensation for all profits and damages resulting from defendants’ violations; reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs; prejudgment and post-judgment interest; 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-60561