Kering’s flagship fashion house has filed a complaint against Lord & Taylor, Sam’s Club and Century 21 for selling counterfeit Gucci products on their websites.
In the midst of an ultra-high-end relaunch and repositioning project under the new leadership of the duo Sabato De Sarno (Artistic Director) and Jean-François Palus (CEO), Gucci is defending its image on the other side of the Atlantic.
According to initial information from WWD, confirmed by the Kering Group’s flagship house, Gucci filed three lawsuits in Manhattan on Tuesday, November 21, against major American retailers Lord & Taylor, Sam’s Club and Century 21, for their role in the marketing and sale of counterfeit products.
“Gucci remains committed to protecting its customers from retailers who profit from the sale of counterfeit goods. ” the brand emphasized in a statement.
Gucci has sought an injunction and damages against distributors caught “red-handed”, and other unidentified individuals for “counterfeiting, false designation of origin, trademark infringement and unfair competition“.
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