MIAMI – A French company has filed suit over claims several online sellers offer counterfeit versions of its products.
Louis Vuitton Malletier SA filed a complaint on Aug. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against 2016bagilouisvuitton.com, 2016bagilouisvuittons.com, et al. alleging trademark infringement, unfair competition and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages to its business. The plaintiff holds 2016bagilouisvuitton.com, 2016bagilouisvuittons.com, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly promotes and sells counterfeit and confusingly similar copies of plaintiff's products through the use of cybersquatted domain names.
The plaintiff seeks injunction against the defendants, enjoin the defendants, transfer domain names used by the defendants to plaintiff, pay plaintiff for all profits and damages, statutory damages in the amount of $2,000,000 per each counterfeit trademark, pay plaintiff for all damages, 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-61867-WPD