Coach Wins $257M From Foreign Counterfeiters

Law360, Los Angeles (November 2, 2012, 3:09 PM EDT) -- Coach Inc. has won a $257 million default judgment in an Illinois federal court trademark infringement suit against the foreign-based operators of more than 570 websites selling counterfeit Coach products, the New York-based luxury handbag and accessories maker announced Friday.

The default judgment, entered by U.S. District Judge Robert M. Dow Jr. on Oct. 15, came after the operators of some 573 websites selling the fake Coach products failed to respond to the company’s allegations of trademark infringement, counterfeiting, cybersquatting and other intellectual property violations, according to...
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