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Love the great deals at TJ Maxx and Marshalls? Turns out you might be getting less than your money's worth. Burberry has filed a lawsuit against TJX, which owns TJ Maxx, TK Maxx, Marshall's, HomeGoods, and AJ Wright, accusing the stores of selling "large quantities of counterfeits and other infringing products," reports WWD. Worse yet, when Burberry previously contacted TJX about counterfeit shirts, homewares, and luggage they found on store shelves, TJX refused to pull the fake items.
Burberry first contacted TJX about picture frames bearing infringing marks at its Marshalls stores in 2006, the lawsuit said. The off-pricer promised to remove the frames. Two years later, Burberry alleged it found counterfeit polo shirts with “Burberry” hangtags at Marshalls, which TJX again promised to remove. Despite those two incidents, Burberry charged that TJX continued to sell infringing items, including luggage, scarves and jackets at its Marshalls, TJ Maxx and HomeGoods stores.· Burberry sues TJX over alleged counterfeits [WWD]
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