October 2, 2006

Precesion of Simulacra


One more reason I like to read the blog Counterfeit Chic. Because issues of authenticity and creative patents are everywhere these days! I don't understand why Target would get into this sort of business, since they're a large company that is much more vulnerable to lawsuits than the little stores on Canal St. but hey, I guess we'll find out soon what this is all about.

Also, does anyone else find it funny that such a brand like Coach is concerned about knock-offs and fakes?

Coach Files Trademark Suit Against Target Over Fake Handbag

NEW YORK (AP) -- Luxury handbag and accessory maker Coach Inc. has sued Target Corp., alleging the Minneapolis, Minn., retailer is selling a counterfeit handbag that claims to be an authentic Coach product.

The New York-based luxury goods company claims a counterfeit handbag that is an "exact replica of a genuine Coach handbag" and that bears a counterfeit of at least one Coach trademark was purchased from a Target store in Largo, Fla.
The lawsuit, filed late Friday in federal court in Manhattan, is seeking more than $1 million in damages. Target's media relations department didn't immediately return a phone call seeking comment Monday.

Source [via JJB]

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