A quarter million in punitive damages upheld in Chanel counterfeit appeal

Canada

In Lam v Chanel, the Federal Court of Appeal has confirmed awards of compensatory and punitive damages, plus costs, for four instances of selling counterfeit CHANEL goods between 2011 and 2013. This decision represents an important tool in the arsenal of rights holders seeking restitution from sellers of counterfeits, especially recidivist infringers.

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