Shoe counterfeiting issue pushes Amazon and Valentino to file joint lawsuit
September 27, 2020
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Shoe counterfeiting issue pushes Amazon and Valentino to file joint lawsuit

MILAN (ITALY) – Italian luxury brand Valentino and Internet giant Amazon have together filed a lawsuit against New York-based Kaitlyn Pan Group for allegedly selling counterfeit Valentino shoes.

This is Amazon’s first joint litigation with a luxury fashion brand and Valentino’s first with an online retailer.

The lawsuit regards the Valentino Garavani Rockstud shoes and the fashion group will receive any proceeds from the case, the companies said in a statement.

Kaitlyn Pan did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

There were rumours of Amazon readying a new luxury fashion site to rival Alibaba’s Tmall Luxury Pavilion, but LVMH and other top luxury groups say the risk of counterfeiting is high on such platforms.

Amazon said it had shut down Pan’s seller account on its platform in September 2019.

“Despite multiple notices of infringement and a cease and desist order, Kaitlyn Pan continues to import, distribute, sell, and offer infringing products on kaitlynpanshoes.com,” the companies said.

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