By  on July 10, 2007

Chanel filed a trademark infringement and counterfeiting lawsuit against Stacy Ann Rothermel, also known as Stacy Kolb, who does business as PBPB-Online.net, PBPB-Accessories.com, Palm Beach Posh Boutique and Palm Beach Accessories. According to court documents filed in federal court in southern Florida on July 2, Chanel alleged that Rothermel advertised and sold counterfeit handbags, wallets and costume jewelry bearing Chanel trademarks. Chanel is seeking preliminary and permanent injunctions, damages and trial costs. The defendant could not be reached for comment.

Separately, Chanel filed a trademark infringement lawsuit on June 26 in Manhattan federal court against Brigitte Vaughn. Vaughn, also known as Brigitte C. Sierau, Bright Vaughn and Bibi Inc. does business as bibisbling.com and bibisblingbling. According to legal documents, Chanel alleged that Vaughn sold counterfeit handbags and costume jewelry that copied both its trademarks and the look of its products. Chanel asked the court for preliminary and permanent injunctions, damages and attorney's fees. Vaughn could not be reached for comment.

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