Counterfeiting


U.S. Court Awards Gucci $144.2 Million in Counterfeiting Suit

Status Look: Gucci rethinks the little black dress for fall

Fort Lauderdale, FL—Maybe if more luxury brands filed suit against counterfeiters (and won), there would be a drop in what has … [Read more...]

NYC Debates Proposed Law to Fine For Counterfeit Purchases

Sheet showing styles of counterfeit handbags available from a vendor in Chinatown.

New York—At a public hearing today, members of the New York City Council debated a proposed bill that if passed would fine … [Read more...]

Coach Wins Landmark Counterfeiting Case

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Los Angeles—A federal district court jury only deliberated half a day last week before awarding Coach Inc. $8 million in damages … [Read more...]

NY Councilwoman Seeks Law Penalizing Buyers of Counterfeit Bags

Sheet showing styles of counterfeit handbags available from a vendor in Chinatown.

New York—One New York City Councilwoman hopes to quash the sales of fake designer handbags by fining—or threatening jail time—to … [Read more...]

1,500 Fake Hermès Handbags Seized at Port of L.A.

Officers of the U.S.Customs and Border Protection with some of the fake Hermes handbags seized at the Port of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles—Imports of counterfeit luxury leathergoods are on the rise which is why the U.S. Customs and Border Protection made … [Read more...]

Coach Bags $257 Million in Web Counterfeiting Cases

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New York—A rise in counterfeiting, the bane of luxurygoods makers, forced Coach Inc. to take action with its large-scale … [Read more...]

Burberry Wins $180 Million in Fight Against Counterfeit Websites

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New York—Just a few weeks after Hermès was awarded $100 million in an online counterfeiting claim, a U.S. District Court judge … [Read more...]

Hermès Awarded $100 Million in Fight Against Online Fakes

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New York—French luxurygoods house Hermès International SCA won $100 million in damages against dozens of websites selling … [Read more...]

Feds Bust $325 Million Counterfeit Accessories Rings

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Newark, NJ—Federal officials in New Jersey reported today they arrested 29 people in connection with a $325 million counterfeit … [Read more...]

New Trade Enforcement Agency to Target China?

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Washington—Following up his comments during his State of the Union address to Congress in January, President Obama signed Tuesday … [Read more...]

EBay/CFDA Sponsor Handbag Collection to Counter Fakes

Diane von Furstenberg You Can't Fake Fashion tote

New York—You can’t fake fashion! That’s the message from more than 75 designers who participated in eBay and the CFDA’s joint 2012 … [Read more...]

Deckers, NY Retailer Settle Dispute over Fake UGGs

The real deal: authentic UGG Australia boots

Goleta, CA—For shoppers who go to Dr. Jay’s, an 18-store urban apparel and footwear specialty store based in New York City, forget … [Read more...]