The luxury goods brand Coach has recently sued South Florida’s Swap Shop for damages, alleging that the “Coach” merchandise sold at the Shop are knockoffs.
According to reports, the federal suit additionally targets the Swap Shop landlord and principal company for turning a “blind eye” to the vendors selling knockoff goods.
Just last year, the Broward Sheriff’s Office and Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement completed an undercover operation which ended in the seizing of thousands of counterfeit goods from the Swap Shop.
Coach is generally known for aggressive policing of its brand and Trademark and for filing hundreds of lawsuits against alleged counterfeit sellers and manufacturers. The past few years have also shown a surge in couterfeit crackdowns by many luxury brands.