Designer label Chanel files federal lawsuit in Las Vegas, alleging counterfeiting

Chanel sues in Las Vegas, alleging counterfeiting

LAS VEGAS — New York-based luxury goods designer Chanel Inc. is suing a Las Vegas company, claiming it is selling counterfeit goods.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas against Marc Giovanni, Top Modea Purses Inc. and two Web sites: and

Chanel lists an address in Thailand for Giovanni and a Las Vegas address for Top Modea.

Chanel accuses the defendants of infringing on its trademarks by advertising and selling inferior-quality products bearing copies of Chanel trademarks.

An e-mail request for comment from Top Modea was not immediately returned.

Information from: Las Vegas Sun,


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