MIAMI – Several trademark owners allege counterfeit versions of their products are being sold online through eBay and other sites.
Audemars Piguet Holding SA, Chanel, Inc., Gucci America Inc., Hublot SA, Compagnie Des Montres Longines, Francillon S.A., Omega SA, Rado Uhren AG and Turlen Holding SA filed a complaint on March 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against kkkwatch.com, linyu5329-6, awwo6211, abloom, et al., alleging trademark infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered damages to their businesses and reputations because of the defendants' conduct. The plaintiffs holds kkkwatch.com, linyu5329-6, awwo6211, abloom, et al., responsible because the defendants allegedly sell lesser-quality items and used plaintiffs' mark on those items with the knowledge that they are without authority to use the marks.
The plaintiffs seek to enjoin the defendants from further infringing plaintiff's trademark, transfer all domains to the plaintiff's control, pay all profits and damages to the plaintiff, statutory damages of $2 million per counterfeit mark, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. They are 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 0:17-cv-60517-BB