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Coach v. Chicago

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Coach is suing Chicago—yes, the city. The fashion and accessories company alleges that the vendors at New Maxwell Street Market, a city-owned street market, have sold counterfeit Coach products. According to a report in WWD, city authorities prosecuted two counterfeit vendors, but failed to respond to Coach's demands to halt further sales. "Coach’s complaint also lists the original two vendors and up to 100 anonymous parties as co-defendants. The company is seeking $2 million per mark infringed, legal fees and other, unspecified damages." [WWD]