Louis Vuitton Wins $32.4M In Online Trademark Suit

Law360, New York (September 1, 2009, 3:41 PM EDT) -- A federal jury in California has awarded Louis Vuitton Malletier SA $32.4 million in damages in a copyright and trademark suit against two Internet hosting businesses and their common operator.

In a verdict issued Friday, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California found Akanoc Solutions Inc., Managed Solutions Group Inc. and their operator, Steven Chen, liable for contributory infringement.

The suit, filed in 2007, accused the defendants of hosting Web sites that offer counterfeit Louis Vuitton goods. Louis Vuitton Malletier...
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