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Chanel is going after online store Shop Jeen and it's all due to a few little Chanel perfume bottle-inspired phone cases. The Fashion Law reports that Chanel filed a lawsuit in December against Shop Jeen, accusing the retailer of federal trademark infringement, trademark counterfeiting, false designation of origin, trademark dilution, and common law trademark infringement.
Selling the $35 phone cases could prove to be costly for Shop Jeen. Chanel asked the court that Shop Jeen pay "$2 million for each counterfeit trademark used and product sold" as well as the fashion house's legal expenses, according to The Fashion Law. The brand also asked that the court issue a permanent injunction to prevent Shop Jeen from Chanel trademarks. The Chanel phone cases don't seem to be online anymore at Shop Jeen, but interestingly enough, these very Moschino-esque phone cases are shoppable.
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