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Burberry Sues TJMaxx Over Counterfeits

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No department or retail store is safe!

First KMart was sued by Coach, now Burberry is out to get TJMaxx.

The British label is suing The TJX Cos, which owns both TJMaxx and Marshalls, for selling large quantities of counterfeits and other products that violate copyright infringement.

In their claim filed with the US District Court in Manhattan, the plaid company says over the last four years their reps have found items like counterfeit polo shirts with hangtags at Marshalls. To be fair Burberry gave them a chance to remove the items, only for the retailer to turn around and continue to sell infringing pieces like jackets, luggage and scarves.

Burberry adds:

"TJX has continued to import, distribute, supply, promote and/or sell large quantities of counterfeit goods bearing one or more of the Burberry marks in conscious disregard of Burberry’s intellectual property rights and the counterfeit nature of the products in an effort to target their customer base and profit at Burberry’s expense."

From the lawsuit The Burb is seeking an injunction, destruction of unauthorized goods, a court order forcing TJX to run corrective ads, legal fees and unspecified damages.

Jeez. Anything else you'd like to add???

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