U.S. News | Christian Dior Sues Online Counterfeiters for Trademark Infringement

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Christian Dior has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against operators of a number of online websites including iOffer, eBay, AliExpress, Alibaba, Amazon, Wish.com for trademark infringement over alleged sale of counterfeit products.

Christian Dior alleges that the defendants infringe its trademark by selling counterfeit knockoff products on several online platforms using the Dior’s trademarks.

Christian Dior reportedly said that the defendants design online stores to sell counterfeit Dior products deceiving unknown consumers that the products are genuine Dior products.

According to the lawsuit, Christian Dior claims that the online stores displays similar Dior products which have unique identifiers of the genuine products including its design elements.

Christian Dior alleges that the defendants go to great lengths to hide their identities through illegal relationship with a network of operators.

Christian Dior reportedly said that the counterfeiters allegedly use search engine optimization tactics and social media spamming to enable them rank top in search results in a bid to confuse consumers to believing they sell the genuine products.

The plaintiff alleges that the infringement has caused lots of damages, dilution, tarnishment of its valuable trademarks, unfair competition and confusion.

Christian Dior is seeking for injunctive relief and monetary damages

The case is ongoing.

Christian Dior Couture, S.A. v. The Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations Identified on Schedule “A”

Judge:Thomas M Durkin
Court:Illinois Northern District Court
Case #:1:19-cv-07303
Nature of Suit:Trademark
Cause:Trademark Infringement
Case Filed:November 05, 2019
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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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