Decision

Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. v. Wang, 2019 FC 1389

Justice Roy - 2019-11-15

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"The plaintiffs issued a statement of claim against the defendants on December 6, 2017, alleging a number of infringements of the Trade-marks Act and the Copyright Act. The matter before the Court concerns a motion seeking an order pursuant to rule 216 of the Federal Courts Rules, for a summary trial on all of the issues raised in the pleadings. ... In this case, the evidence is simply overwhelming. Not only do we have the unchallenged evidence of investigators who have purchased counterfeit merchandise and made numerous observations about the activities of the defendants, but we have the evidence of Christine Li Zhou which is corroborated by the unchallenged evidence of Lisa Reid on the WeChat account connected to Ms. Wang. ... The total is $476,500 for compensatory damages from defendants that are in the retail business of providing counterfeit goods on a not insignificant scale." [$40k was awarded for copyright infringement and $225k in punitive and exemplary damages]

Decision relates to:

  • T-1887-17 - LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER S.A. and others v CONFIDENTIAL

 

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