MIAMI – A San Marino, California business is accused of selling counterfeit copies of a luxury manufacturer's goods.
Chanel Inc. filed a complaint on June 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against the individual, partnership or unincorporated association doing business as lecococaviar.com and Does 1-10 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 by the defendant, causing confusion to consumers. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly promoted and sold counterfeit copies that are confusingly similar to plaintiff's goods via social media platforms and website.
The plaintiff seeks equitable and monetary relief, injunction against the defendant, payment for all profits resulting from the defendant's counterfeiting and infringing activities, statutory damages against each of the defendants in an amount of $2 million for each counterfeit trademark used, statutory damages of $100,000 per cybersquatted domain name used, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems 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 0:16-cv-61323-BB