Valentino, Amazon launch law suit to stop counterfeiting

First such legal action for Italian fashion house

(ANSA) - ROME, JUN 18 - Italian fashion house Valentino said Thursday that it was launching legal action with Amazon to combat counterfeiting of its products.
    It is the first time Valentino has embarked on litigation of this kind with an online retailer.
    The companies are suing Buffalo, New York-based Kaitlyn Pan Group, LLC and New York resident Hao Pan for counterfeiting the Valentino Garavani Rockstud shoes, and offering the products for sale on and
    "One of our core missions is to safeguard our brand and protect the Valentino Community by celebrating inclusivity and with creativity at the heart of everything we do," said a company statement.
    "We feel this connection with Amazon will highlight the importance also in fashion for greater awareness, knowledge and understanding by shielding the brand online and its resources." (ANSA).


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