Burberry awarded damages against internet counterfeitersMonday, 21 May 2012
Burberry was awarded $100 million (£63 million) yesterday
by a Manhattan Federal court, which ruled that a network of Chinese internet counterfeiters had infringed upon the brand's trademark.
The group was found to have sold items bearing counterfeited Burberry trademarks, including imitations of the brand's check and its equestrian knight design.
The sites, yesburberryvision.com and buyburberry.com - failed to answer the complaint or appear in court when summoned, resulting in the substantial damages in the complainant's favour.
Last month, Hermès International was awarded an identical payout of $100 million (£63 million) against 34 counterfeit websites selling imitations of its products.