MIAMI – A luxury goods manufacturer is suing multiple distributors over allegations they sold counterfeit goods that are imitations of the plaintiff's merchandise.
Chanel Inc. filed a complaint on April 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against DivaGirlBling, AmisareCollection, CherishMyCouture, OzzioBoutique, PaulaGLIK, Spillikinsbijou, uummoo22, Zocan, 3hk0646, 516778_pxj, 80_ev0olu, aplin252, bailianhua_xiang, chainumshop, chenggf, enjoylives, 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 unquantifiable damages until a decision is rendered in its favor. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly created confusion and deception among members of the trade and the consuming public as to the origin and quality of the counterfeit goods.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks temporary, preliminary and permanent injunctions enjoining defendants from infringing, counterfeiting, or diluting the Chanel marks; compensation for statutory damages amounting to $2 million per each counterfeit trademark used and product sold; reasonable attorneys’ fees and investigative fees; prejudgment interest and any further relief that the court deems 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-60762