Legendary luxury brand, Gucci, is going after copycat brands. At a hearing in Florida on Monday, a federal judge awarded Gucci America Inc. a $9 million USD judgment in a case involving nearly 100 separate websites responsible for the sale of knock-off items. Reports have it that the 89 listed in the ruling are operated out in China, and allegedly sold known counterfeit goods as genuine Gucci products.
The judge has ordered ever single one of the sites to begin an immediate, permanent cessation of all ‘infringing activities,’ while ruling that domain names involved must be ‘immediately transferred’ over to Gucci. While WWD notes that “the defending websites appear to have not taken a meaningful part in the litigation,”
Gucci is yet to drop an official statement concerning the judgment.