The Coach legal team has had a busy summer - FREE DOWNLOAD: Complaint - Coach v. Lafidale Inc. (S.D. Cal.)

The Coach legal team has had a busy summer - FREE DOWNLOAD: Complaint - Coach v. Lafidale Inc. (S.D. Cal.)

Earlier this month, Coach filed suit in the Southern District of California, alleging trademark counterfeiting, trademark infringement, false designation of origin and false advertising, trademark dilution, California trademark dilution and common law unfair competition.  The defendant, Lafidale Inc., is a Los Angeles-based corporation selling in handbags and apparel items.  According to Coach, in early March of this year, plaintiff's representatives discovered that defendant was selling counterfeit Coach merchandise bearing the company's federally registered "C" mark.  Coach is seeking preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, defendant's profits earned from the sale of the infringing and counterfeit goods, as well as treble damages and attorneys' fees. 

This latest suit comes on the heels of various actions Coach has filed across the country against alleged counterfeiters and flea market operators.  Just last month, Coach filed suit against Le Chic Boutique, Inc., an Illinois-based business, for federal trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement under the Lanham and Copyright Acts.  Additionally, in Coach, Inc. v. City of Chicago, 1:10-cv-03108 (N.D. Ill.) [2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63240 (N.D. Ill. June 25, 2010)], the leather goods company took a novel approach in an effort to combat counterfeit products, filing suit against the City of Chicago for operating a flea market where, according to Coach, knockoff Coach purses and other leather goods were sold.

Please click on the link at the top of the post to view or download the complaint filed in Coach v. Lafidale Inc. (S.D. Cal.)

Attachment: Complaint - Coach v. Lafidale Inc. (S.D. Cal.).pdf