WWD’s reporting that Louis Vuitton won another big one.
Apparently, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein was hoping to make a statement with his $3.5 million award in favor of Louis Vuitton. He said, “Defendants have shown by their willfulness in obstructing this litigation and violating plaintiffs’ trademark rights that a slight damage award is unlikely to deter them from continuing their illegal business.”
Hopefully this will deter Joyce Chan and Chong Lam from continuing their business selling counterfeit handbags that infringed upon Louis Vuitton’s trademarks. But who knows. From a Reuter’s article earlier this year (at the time of their arrest), it looks like they’d benefitted to the tune of $16 million from their sales of fake Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel and Coach.
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