Chanel alleges it has lost thousands of dollars and its consumers' trust after knock-off brands tried to sell identical products under its name.
Chanel S.A. filed a lawsuit Sept. 11 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against The Individual Partnership.
In its complaint, the French fashion design company alleges the defendants violated its trademark rights when they reproduced counterfeit Chanel trademarks in an attempt to sell products to the public.
Chanel seeks preliminary and permanent injunctions prohibiting the defendants from distributing or selling their trademarked products, from counterfeiting their name, from using Chanel marks, from using any logo similar to Chanel, from falsely representing themselves as being associated with Chanel and from unfairly competing with Chanel.
It also seeks an injunction that disables or de-lists any websites that the defendants use to sell the products and an additional injunction that requires the defendants to provide an account for all profits derived from the sale of the Chanel-inspired products. In addition, Chanel seeks costs, an unspecified judgment, pre- and post-judgment interest and other relief the court deems just.
Attorney Steven M. Abbott, of Houston, will represent Chanel.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number: 4:14-CV-02617.
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