MIAMI – A luxury goods maker based in New York has filed a suit against several Amazon sellers over allegations they sell counterfeit versions of its products.
Chanel Inc. filed a complaint on July 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against the BethBass, CasesPRO, CroftHumphrey, et al. alleging trademark infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Chanel, Inc. suffered damages to its business as a result of the actions of the defendants. The plaintiff holds BethBass, CasesPRO, CroftHumphrey, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly used online domains to sell and distribute counterfeit copies of plaintiff's products.
The plaintiff seeks permanent injunction against the defendants, enjoin the defendants, pay plaintiff for all profits and damages derived from the allegedly unlawful acts, $2 million as statutory damages per each counterfeit trademark, $100,000 per cybersquatted domain name used, all legal fees and interest, and any other relief as the court deems just. 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-61674-UU