MIAMI – Chanel alleges sellers on Amazon are offering counterfeit versions of its goods.
Chanel Inc. filed a complaint on Dec. 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Adam Steber, Advance Way, Alexis Christman, et al. alleging trademark infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Chanel Inc. suffered damages to its business. The plaintiff holds Adam Steber, Advance Way, Alexis Christman, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly promoted and distributed counterfeit versions of the plaintiff's goods on Amazon.com and other internet websites.
The plaintiff seeks to enjoin the defendants from further infringing plaintiff's trademark, order any internet marketplace to permanently remove any and all listings and associated images of goods bearing plaintiff's mark, order the defendants to pay all profits and damages, statutory damages of $2 million per counterfeit trademark used, all legal fees and interest plus any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Stephen M. Gaffigan, Virgilio Gigante and T. Raquel Rodrigez-Albizu of Stephen M. Gaffigan PA in Fort Lauderdale.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:16-cv-62987-BB