FLORIDA — Chanel, Inc., a New York corporation, is suing the Individuals, partnerships, and unincorporated associations identified on schedule "A", business entities, citing alleged unfair competition.
Chanel, Inc. filed a complaint on Oct. 26, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against the defendants alleging that they distributes counterfeit copies of plaintiff's products.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Chanel, Inc. suffered damages to their business as the result of their products being copied which causes confusion among consumers. The plaintiff holds The Individuals, Partnerships, and Unincorporated Associations Identified on Schedule "A" responsible because the defendants allegedly promotes their product which bear a confusingly similar trademark to plaintiff's products.
The plaintiff seeks to enjoin the defendant from further infringing plaintiff's trademark, be ordered to pay plaintiff for damages and profits derived from the unlawful act, statutory damages in the amount of $2 million per counterfeit trademark used and product sold, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. They are represented by Stephen M. Gaffigan, Virgilio Gigante and T. Raquel Rodriguez-Albizu of Stephen M. Gaffigan, P.A. in Ft. Lauderdale.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:16-cv-62524-WJZ