What Happened to fashionreplicabags.com?

To prevent the owners of fashionreplicabags.com from continuing to take advantage of consumers’ high expectations when they see the names Chanel & Louis Vuitton, legal action was taken against them in the District Court for the Northern District of California which. The case resulted in Chanel and Louis Vuitton being awarded the transfer of this domain and others operated by the same individuals.

THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


CHANEL, INC., a New York corporation
and LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER,
S.A., a foreign business entity,
Plaintiffs,
v.
SOPHIA _____, YAN _____ and DOES 1-10, individually and jointly, d/b/a HIGHREPLICA.COM, HIGH-REPLICA.COM, RUNWAYHANDBAGS.NET, BAGS-REPLICA.COM, BUY-TIFFANY.COM, HIGHCHARMS.COM, FASHIONREPLICABAGS.COM, FASHIONTAVERN.COM, LUXUNION.COM, LUX62.COM, REPLICAHAUSE.COM, REPLICA-SILVER.COM, SIGHTFOCUS.COM, REPLICAS-BAG.COM, TIFFANY-FOCUS.COM, REPLICAS8.COM,
Defendants.

Case No. C-09-1977 MMC


DEFAULT JUDGMENT


THIS MATTER having come before the Court upon Plaintiffs, Chanel, Inc. (“Chanel”) and Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A.’s (“Louis Vuitton”) (collectively “Plaintiffs”) Motion for Final Default Judgment against Defendants Sophia _____ and Yan _____ (“Defendants”), individually and jointly, d/b/a highreplica.com, high-replica.com, runwayhandbags.net, bags-replica.com, buy-tiffany.com, highcharms.com, fashionreplicabags.com, fashiontavern.com, luxunion.com, lux62.com, replicasilver.com, sightfocus.com, replicas-bag.com, tiffany-focus.com, and replicas8.com; and the Court having considered the moving papers and there being no opposition thereto;

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiffs’ Motion for Final Default Judgment is GRANTED, and judgment is entered in favor of Plaintiffs, Chanel, Inc., a New York corporation, with its principal place of business in the United States located at Nine West 57th Street, New York, New York 10019, and Louis Vuitton, S.A., a foreign business entity, with its principal place of business in France located at 2 rue du Pont-Neuf, Paris, France 75001, and against Defendants Sophia _____ and Yan _____, individually and jointly;

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED:

1. Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. § 1117(c) Chanel is awarded statutory damages against Defendants Sophia _____ and Yan _____, individually and jointly, in the amount of $462,000.00, for which let execution issue;

2. Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. § 1117(c) Louis Vuitton is awarded statutory damages against Defendants Sophia _____ and Yan _____, individually and jointly, in the amount of $594,000.00, for which let execution issue;

3. Plaintiffs are awarded costs against Defendants Sophia _____ and Yan _____, individually and jointly, in the amount of $650.00, for which let execution issue;

4. Interest from the date this action was filed shall accrue at the legal rate;

5. In order to give practical effect to the Permanent Injunction, the domain names highreplica.com, high-replica.com, runwayhandbags.net, bags-replica.com, buy-tiffany.com, highcharms.com, fashionreplicabags.com, fashiontavern.com, luxunion.com, lux62.com, replicasilver.com, sightfocus.com, replicas-bag.com, tiffany-focus.com, and replicas8.com are hereby ordered to be immediately transferred by the Defendants, their assignees and/or successors in interest or title, and the Registrar to Plaintiffs’ control. To the extent the current Registrar does not facilitate the transfer of the domain name to Plaintiffs’ control within ten (10) days of receipt of this judgment, the United States based Registry shall, within thirty (30) days, transfer the domain names to a United States based Registrar of Plaintiffs’ choosing, and that Registrar shall transfer the domain name to Plaintiffs; and

6. Upon Plaintiffs’ request, the top level domain (TLD) Registry for the Subject Domain Names, Verisign, Inc., within thirty (30) days of receipt of this Order shall place the Subject Domain Names on Registry Hold status, thus removing them from the TLD zone files maintained by the Registry which link the Subject Domain Name to the IP address where the associated website is hosted.

IT IS SO ORDERED