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Coach has just scored a major symbolic victory, being awarded $257 million in an online counterfeiting case. The brand is now seizing and shutting down almost 600 websites that have been selling "Coach" bags and other goodies. That said, just because Coach won in court doesn't mean they'll ever see the cash, since it's almost impossible to track down the people who make the fake goods or the people who operate the sites. But the victory does send a kind of "guys, we're onto you" message to the crooks out there, so, hey, that's something. [Vogue UK]