MIAMI – A French luxury goods company claims counterfeit version of its products are being sold online by a Virginia man.
Goyard St-Honore filed a complaint on Dec. 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against the Randell Smith III, also known as Randell Smith and doing business as loudheartbrand.com, et al., and Does 1-10 alleging trademark infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages to its business. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly used Twitter and their own website to sell counterfeit products that bear plaintiff's mark.
The plaintiff seeks enjoin the defendants from further infringing plaintiff's mark, disable the website being used by the defendants, pay the plaintiff for all profits and damages, treble damages, statutory damages of $2 million per each counterfeit trademark used, all legal fees plus 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-62977-WPD