Coach Inc. is suing the city of Chicago over counterfeit items being sold in a city-controlled street market.
Really? The WHOLE city!?
The lawsuit claims that Coach investigators discovered several booths at the New Maxwell Street Market selling fake goods last summer.
Since the original complaint the city went after the vendors, but Coach pressed on and sent the city a cease and desist letter in December that asked Chicago to stop further sales. The Illinois city never responded and Coach still found vendors selling fakes.
The company lists over 100 anonymous parties in the suit as co-defendants and is seeking $2 million for each mark infringed, legal fees and other unspecified damages.
Sounds a bit extreme, but a lawsuit like this is fairly common.
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