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...
This is an interesting
man-bites-dog case, in which an accused counterfeiter who claims to have sold
authentic Coach products on eBay sued Coach under a state consumer protection
statute, among other claims, asserting that "Coach is trying to force all
consumers to purchase Coach products only...