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Australian Police Seize $1 Million in Counterfeit Handbags, Footwear

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Sydney, Australia—Australian police and officers from the Trademark Investigation Services seized Sunday more than $1 million worth of counterfeit designer handbags for sale at Parklea Markets, a popular flea market destination here. The confiscated merchandise included more than 500 handbags bearing brand names such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Burberry, …

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Louis Vuitton, Burberry Win Record Damages in Counterfeit Case

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Vancouver–Luxurygoods brands Louis Vuitton and Burberry won record damages of $2.5 million Canadian (about $2.6 million) in a “landmark” counterfeiting and copyright case in Canada. The award from the country’s Federal Court included $1.4 million Canadian for Louis Vuitton and $1.1 million Canadian for co-plaintiffs Burberry Ltd. and Burberry Canada. …

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Italy Steamrolls Fakes in First Nat’l ‘Anti-Counterfeiting Day’

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Venice–-Italy is saying “No to knockoffs.” In a public demonstration to kick off the country’s First National Anti-Counterfeiting Day,” Italian officials drove a steamroller and crushed a pile of confiscated merchandise, destroying 5,000 pairs of counterfeit glasses as well as fake Murano glass and branded footwear, all representing goods produced …