Coach Inc. scored a $44 million judgment against a U.S.-based mother-and-daughter duo operating Web sites advertising and selling counterfeit Coach handbags.
The case, which was filed in Manhattan federal court, stands out from similar Internet counterfeiting suits because the defendants, Linda and Courtney Allen, reside in Syosset, N.Y. Typically, these cases involve foreign-based Web operators who are difficult to track down.
In her decision, presiding Judge Colleen McMahon said Thursday that the defendants had violated Coach’s trademarks on 11 types of goods for a total of 22 separate infringements. In addition to awarding the handbag maker a hefty multimillion-dollar judgment, she granted Coach a permanent injunction, shutting down the defendants’ infringing Web sites, Bellafashions.net and MyClassyFashion.com.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive