Richemont (Compagnie Financière Richemont SA), represented by Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd, has filed a lawsuit directed at e-commerce sellers, Case No. 21-cv-00461. The complaint alleges the following:
“On information and belief, Defendants are an interrelated group of counterfeiters working in active concert to knowingly and willfully manufacture, import, distribute, offer for sale, and sell Counterfeit Products in the same transaction, occurrence, or series of transactions or occurrences. Defendants, without any authorization or license from Plaintiffs, have jointly and severally, knowingly and willfully used and continue to use Plaintiffs’ Trademarks in connection with the advertisement, distribution, offering for sale, and sale of Counterfeit Products into the United States over the Internet.”
Founded in 1988, Richemont is a luxury goods company worth over $17 billion that is based in Switzerland, whose subsidiaries include Cartier, Montblanc, Chloè, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Panerai, among others. The brand manufactures and sells watches, pens, jewelry, leather goods, clothing, and accessories; and is a publicly traded entity on the JSE Securities Exchange and the SIX Swiss Exchange.
According to information gathered by Richemont, a group of unidentifiable online sellers using platforms like Amazon, AliExpress, eBay, Wish.com, and Dhgate are purveying counterfeit, unauthorized, and/or unlicensed versions of their trademarked products on the international market. It is important to note that this claim is predicated on belief and has not by any means been proven true. Which is to say, if you are one of the Defendants named in the lawsuit, just know that there are many legal options at your disposal!
The Law Office of Travis J. Stockman is here to help! We have successfully defended many e-commerce sellers and are confident that we can get your online marketplace accounts unfrozen and operating. We eagerly anticipate developing a legal solution tailormade for your exact needs, and look forward to discussing the particulars of your case with you. Contact us now for a free consultation!