FORT LAUDERDALE – A French boutique company claims counterfeit versions of its goods are being sold online.
Hermes International and Hermes of Paris Inc. filed a complaint on Dec. 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against cheaphermesbraceletreplica.top, cheaphandbags.club, designermens.club, et al. alleging trademark infringement and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered damages to their business and reputation from having less-quality products that bear their marks being sold to consumers. The plaintiffs holds cheaphermesbraceletreplica.top, cheaphandbags.club, designermens.club, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly make identical copies of plaintiff's Hermes marks and use them on counterfeit products they sell online.
The plaintiffs seek enjoin the defendants from further infringing plaintiffs' trademark, pay all profits and damages to the plaintiffs, treble damages, statutory damages in the amount of $2 million per each counterfeit trademark used, statutory damages in the amount of $100,000 per cybersquatted domain name used, 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 Fort Lauderdale.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:16-cv-63026-WJZ