CHANEL to pay €161k in counterfeit case

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We have brought you news of copy-cat cases before, and counterfeiting is a hot topic at the moment, but this particular legal dispute, which has been going on since 2009, concerns Chanel and their knitwear supplier World Tricot.  At the beginning of the case three years ago, World Tricot attempted to sue Chanel for the sum of €3.6million. This was for wrongful termination of the business partnership, and an alleged counterfeiting of a crochet pattern. At the conclusion of this case, Chanel was found in favour and World Tricot paid 161,000 euros. However, the latest twist in the debacle sees the court overturn this decision, forcing Chanel to pay the knitwear supplier back. President of Chanel Bruno Pavlovski told WWD that this was,  “in no way a reflection of the quality of our relations with our suppliers”.


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