Counterfeiting


Louis Vuitton Sues Over Fake Handbag in “Hangover II”

Headed for trouble: the lead characters, including one with a fake Louis Vuitton, head for Thailand in Warner Bros.' hit flim, "The Hangover: Part II

New York--Whether it's real life or reel life, Louis Vuitton is fighting counterfeit versions of its handbags.The French … [Read more...]

Book Details How Fake Bags Fuel Terrorism

Educate yourself as to where $$$'s go when you buy a fake handbag

New York--Amid the shocking news on Thursday that Marc Jacobs had his entire Spring 2012 fashion collection stolen in a train … [Read more...]

Australian Police Seize $1 Million in Counterfeit Handbags, Footwear

Flea market find: More than $1 million of counterfeit handbags and footwear (Photo: New South Wales Police Dept.)

Sydney, Australia—Australian police and officers from the Trademark Investigation Services seized Sunday more than $1 million … [Read more...]

NY Police Arrest Man for Selling Cardboard Fake Handbags

A genuine Burberry cross body handbag, not to be confused with cardboard replicas sold in Chinatown funeral supply stores.

New York—If you don’t believe New York City law enforcement isn’t cracking down on counterfeit designer luxurygoods, just ask Wing … [Read more...]

EU Court: Ebay, Other Online Sellers Must Protect Trademarks

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Luxembourg—The European Union’s highest court ruled Tuesday that online marketplaces, such as eBay and others, are responsible for … [Read more...]

Louis Vuitton, Burberry Win Record Damages in Counterfeit Case

The fake Louis Vuitton bags originated in China

Vancouver--Luxurygoods brands Louis Vuitton and Burberry won record damages of $2.5 million Canadian (about $2.6 million) in a … [Read more...]

Proposed NY Law Would Fine Consumers Who Buy Fake Bags

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New York—Step away from that fake Fendi!A Manhattan councilwoman, whose district is home to the city’s largest knock-off … [Read more...]

Fake Louis Vuitton Pedicab Takes Counterfeiting to the Streets

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San Diego—Things that make you go hmmm: a pedicab in San Diego upholstered with Louis Vuitton knockoff print.Forget LV … [Read more...]

82 Websites Closed for Selling Fake Merchandise

Fake Handbags

Washington—While a record number of shoppers made purchases online this week, which began with Cyber Monday, there were 82 … [Read more...]

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Tiffany’s Appeal in eBay Case

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Washington—The U.S. Supreme Court refused to review Tiffany & Co.’s appeal in its lawsuit against eBay which the luxury … [Read more...]

‘Real Fake’ Art Exhibition Examines Counterfeit Culture

‘Real Fake’ Art Exhibition Examines Counterfeit Culture

New York--Counterfeit luxury items might be the bane of the fashion industry’s existence, but they provide inspiration for Chinese … [Read more...]

French Court Upholds eBay Liability in LVMH Case

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Paris--A French appeals court has ordered online auction site eBay to pay 5.7 million euros in damages for selling counterfeit … [Read more...]