Coach Grabs Win Against Counterfeiters
Coach, well known for its distinctive handbags, has been dealing with the issue of counterfeited items for years. On Friday, the retailer announced a significant win against the predators who trade upon its brand name. Coach said it obtained a default judgment of $257 million in Illinois Federal Court against people and businesses operating websites selling counterfeited Coach merchandise. Furthermore, the Court awarded Coach ownership of 573 domain names. These domains were allegedly used as part of the illicit sales of fake Coach items online.