Michael Kors is taking purpose at what it argues is a pernicious supply of counterfeit items past on-line marketplaces: the flea market.
In a lawsuit Tuesday in Connecticut federal courtroom, Michael Kors alleged that The Boulevard Flea Market in New Haven, Conn., was infamous as a “black market for illegal products,” allegedly together with counterfeit merchandise like wallets and purses bearing the Michael Kors “MK” emblem, or related variations.
The flea market had even been topic to a raid in November 2013 by the New Haven Police Division over the sale of counterfeits, the corporate stated. In that raid, the police had seized greater than 1,100 purses and a number of other wallets, in line with the go well with.
“While luxury brands spend a significant amount of time policing online flea markets, such as eBay, counterfeiters have had an easier and more profitable time peddling their illicit wares at old-fashioned swap meets or flea markets,” the corporate wrote within the go well with.
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The go well with focused C.G.C. Enterprises Inc., which runs the flea market, and landlord Digsby Taylor & Hobbes LLC. It claims that despite the fact that Michael Kors has alerted them “numerous” occasions lately, they’ve ignored the sale of counterfeits at
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