Checkmate! Burberry wins against counterfeit pushers

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Writer

18 May 2012

NEW YORK -  Hurrah, Burberry Ltd. has won another round in the war against fake merch. A New York judge has ordered a network of Chinese Internet counterfeiters to pay the brand a cool $100 million USD for peddling second-rate versions of its signature designs for the Haymarket check to the equestrian knight emblem.

The ruling has frozen all funds from the third-party websites' PayPal accounts as well as grant Burberry full control over the domains belonging to the charged companies. This ruling enables Burberry to block and monitor any future infringement. So here's a lesson for all of us web shoppers: next time you're  online, be weary of web urls that sound like yesburberryvision.com and buyburberry.com - luxury life lessons, courtesy of your friends at LUXOS.

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