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OpSec News Round-Up 9/22/2011

Posted by admin on Sep 22, 2011 7:20:24 AM
Luxury Retailer Chanel Files Federal Cyberpiracy, Trademark Infringement Lawsuit in Las Vegas

9/21/11


LAS VEGAS — Chanel Inc. has filed a sweeping cyberpiracy and trademark infringement lawsuit in Nevada against 399 websites the company accuses of selling counterfeit items bearing the luxury retailer’s name.

The suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas seeks unspecified damages from unnamed operators of websites that the New York-based fashion house alleges operate from China, the Bahamas and other overseas jurisdictions where trademark enforcement is lax.







For full story, please visit The Washington Post.

Store Owner Charged with Selling Counterfeit Goods

9/22/11

PETERSBURG - The owner of two Washington Street stores has been arrested by federal agents after he was indicted on charges of selling counterfeit goods.

Belal Amin Alsaidi, 30, was arrested Wednesday in Buffalo, N.Y., after a federal grand jury in Richmond indicted him on one count of conspiracy and three counts of trafficking in counterfeit goods.

To read more, please visit Progress-Index.

Chanel Files Internet Trademark Lawsuit in Vegas

9/21/11

Chanel Inc. has filed a sweeping cyberpiracy and trademark infringement lawsuit in Las Vegas against 399 websites it accuses of selling counterfeit items bearing the luxury retailer's trademark.

The civil lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Nevada seeks unspecified damages from unnamed operators of websites that the New York-based company says operate from China, the Bahamas or other overseas jurisdictions with lax trademark enforcement systems.

For full coverage, please visit Business Week.

Virginia Store Owner Arrested for Selling Counterfeit Goods

9/21/11

WASHINGTON—The owner of two Petersburg, Va., retail stores was arrested today on charges related to his alleged sale of counterfeit goods, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Read more at National Newswire Service.

Exeter Man Charged in Sale of Fake Sport Items

9/22/11

Federal authorities have charged an Exeter Township man with selling a gamut of counterfeit sporting goods and apparel that he had shipped from China.

From 2007 to early this year, David R. Liss, 56, took orders totaling more than $142,000 through his eBay Internet account and shipped most of the items to customers via the U.S. Postal Service from his home in the first block of Holly Drive, authorities said in documents released Wednesday.

For full story, please visit Reading Eagle.

Police Confiscate Fake Springbok Paraphernalia

9/22/11

Hawkers fled as Metro police confiscated fake 145 Springbok t-shirts, 22 caps and 127 Springbok flags during a raid in Boksburg on Wednesday, Ekurhuleni Metro Police reported on Thursday.

The raid took place at the intersections of North Rand and Rietfontein roads as well as North Rand and Elizabeth roads, spokesman Wilfred Kgasago said.

Read more at The New Age Online.

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Topics: In the Headlines, Intellectual Property, Luxury Goods, Counterfeiting