FLORIDA — Chanel Inc., a New York corporation, is suing several business entities, citing alleged unfair competition and trademark infringement.
Chanel, Inc. filed a complaint on Nov. 17, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against the defendants alleging that they sells 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 having their products copied and sold to consumers without their permission. The plaintiff holds The Individuals, Partnerships, and Unincorporated Associations Identified on Schedule "A" in the lawsuit responsible because the defendants allegedly advertises and distributes confusingly similar products to consumers bearing plaintiff's mark.
The plaintiff seeks to enjoin the defendant from further infringing plaintiff's trademark, pay all damages and profits to the plaintiff, statutory damages of $2 million per counterfeit trademark used, all legal fees and interest 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-62717-PCH