As soon as the former online replica Chanel shop, SightFocus, was identified to be attempting to advertise and sell replica Chanel goods, legal action was taken against the owners and operators of the outlet. The products and operators of the outlet were found to be in violation of multiple of Federal laws. A U.S. District Court ordered the shop domain name, SightFocus.com, transferred from the former owners of the outlet to CHANEL. The Court also ordered that damages paid by the former replica store operators, which amounted to a total of more than $1,000,000.00. .
Re: THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, CHANEL, INC., a New York corporation
and LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER, S.A., a foreign business entity, Plaintiffs, v. SOPHIA XXXXX, YAN XXXXX and DOES 1-10, individually and jointly, d/b/a HIGHREPLICA.COM, HIGH-REPLICA.COM, RUNWAYHANDBAGS.NET, BAGS-REPLICA.COM, BUY-TIFFANY.COM, HIGHCHARMS.COM, FASHIONREPLICABAGS.COM, FASHIONTAVERN.COM, LUXUNION.COM, LUX62.COM, REPLICAHAUSE.COM, REPLICA-SILVER.COM, SIGHTFOCUS.COM, REPLICAS-BAG.COM, TIFFANY-FOCUS.COM, REPLICAS8.COM, Defendants.
The lawsuit was filed against the owners and operators of the online Chanel replica shop, SightFocus.com regarding the sales of infringing and counterfeit Chanel merchandise. After reviewing the facts, the Federal Court decided against the online Chanel store operators and in favor of CHANEL.
The Court found resolution in awarding CHANEL statutory damages in the amount of $594,000.00 and costs in the amount of $650.00 plus interest to be accrued at the legal rate, to be paid by the former operators of SightFocus.com.
Furthermore, all of the SighFocus.com-associated domain names, highreplica.com, high-replica.com, runwayhandbags.net, bags-replica.com, buy-tiffany.com, highcharms.com, fashionreplicabags.com, fashiontavern.com, luxunion.com, lux62.com, replicasilver.com, replicas-bag.com, tiffany-focus.com, and replicas8.com, were ordered by the Judge to be surrendered over to CHANEL's control and ownership within thirty days.