October 12, 2018
As reported by World IP Preview, Calvin Klein has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to combat online counterfeiters who have allegedly been selling underwear, handbags, watches and sunglasses bearing counterfeit versions of the brand’s trademarks.
According to the lawsuit, Calvin Klein’s trademarks are famous and internationally recognized, and have become “enormously popular and even iconic, driven by Calvin Klein’s arduous quality standards and innovative design”. Its brand “has come to symbolize high quality and prestige”.
The lawsuit alleges that the online counterfeiters trade upon Calvin Klein’s reputation and goodwill by selling counterfeit products on internet stores that are designed to appear to be selling genuine Calvin Klein products.
The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (court file no. 1:18-cv-06093).
Author: Jaclyn Tilak