PARIS — Chanel said it has decided not to appeal a decision by the Paris Court of Appeal ordering it to pay 200,000 euros, or $254,200 at current exchange, to World Tricot in a long-running counterfeiting suit.
The Sept. 14 ruling overturned a 2009 commercial court decision that ordered World Tricot, one of Chanel’s former knitwear suppliers, to pay the Paris fashion house a similar fine for “public disparagement” for accusations that Chanel copied one of its crochet designs.
“With regard to the World Tricot case, Chanel has decided not to file an appeal with the Supreme Court. Chanel believes that this lawsuit, which involves a very specific, complex matter, should come to an end,” the fashion house stated on Wednesday.
The case has been seen in France as a symbol of dark times for apparel manufacturers here. Subcontractors are considered an endangered species, largely due to brands outsourcing production abroad.