Saper Law Offices Represents Chinese Merchants with Frozen PayPal Accounts

Saper Law Offices Represents Chinese Merchants with Frozen PayPal Accounts Sued for Online Counterfeiting and Trademark Infringement

Since 2015, the PayPal accounts of thousands of Chinese merchants have been frozen and sometimes surrendered as a result of trademark lawsuits brought by luxury brand owners. These lawsuits accuse Chinese merchants of selling counterfeit luxury brand goods such as Louis Vuitton, Bvlgari, Fendi, Patek Philippe, YSL, Parker, Chanel, Dunlop, and Cartier.* (See a more comprehensive list of brands below.)

Sometimes, these lawsuits address massive infringement counterfeiting schemes run by sophisticated Chinese merchants who own hundreds of stores and make millions of dollars off of unquestionably counterfeit goods.  However, other times, such lawsuits involve small Chinese merchants who only mistakenly sell counterfeit goods, who sell mostly legitimate products, or PayPal account holders who sell nothing but only lend their account to friends or family without any knowledge of any possible counterfeiting activity.

The Typical Lawsuit

In most cases, a luxury brand company or companies notice that numerous Chinese merchants are selling luxury brand goods online at unreasonably low prices and suspect possible counterfeiting.  The luxury brand companies then collect information about the online store’s catalogue of goods and file a trademark and counterfeiting lawsuit in U.S. federal court, using the PayPal accounts to identify the defendants.

The luxury brand companies then ask the Court to freeze those PayPal accounts via a temporary restraining order or “TRO.”  After the TRO, if the Chinese merchants do not respond to the complaint within 21 days, the luxury brand companies will eventually obtain a “default judgment” against the Chinese merchants.

Help From Saper Law

Saper Law represents e-commerce stores, including Chinese merchants.  We have litigated these cases in the Northern District of Illinois United States District Court and obtained favorable settlements on behalf of our clients.

Daliah Saper, the Principal Attorney at Saper Law, studied at Fudan University in Shanghai.  She understands Chinese clients’ concerns and has attorneys on staff that can counsel clients in both English and Mandarin.

If you have questions about trademark litigation or a domain name dispute, contact us at (001) 312.527.4100 or email us at ds@saperlaw.com.

 

Representative cases:

Richemont International SA et al. v. The Partnerships et al., Case No. 1:15-cv-05991;

Luxottica Group SPA v. Meidan Chen et al., Case No. 16-cv-6468 NDIL;

Chrome Hearts LLC v. The Partnerships, et al., Case No. 14-cv-6602;

Calvin Klein et al. v. Wenben Zhou et al., Case No. 15-cv-5143;

Deckers Outdoor Corporation v. The Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations Identified on Schedule “A”, Case No. 1:14-cv-08114;

Michael Kors, L.L.C. v. The Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations Identified on Schedule “A”, Case No. 1:14-cv-07872;

Oakley, Inc. v. The Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations Identified on Schedule “A”, Case No. 1:14-cv-07714;

River Light V, L.P. et al. v. The Partnerships et al., Case No. 1:14-cv-6611;

Burberry Limited et al. v. The Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations Identified on Schedule “A”, Case No. 1:14-cv-06287;

MCM Holding AG v. The Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations Identified on Schedule “A”, Case No. 1:17-cv-03194;

River Light V, L.P. et al v. The Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations Identified on Schedule “A”, Case No. 1:17-cv-03252;

Burberry Limited, a United Kingdom company et al v. The Partnerships And Unincorporated Associations Identified On Schedule A, Case No. 1:17-cv-03255.

 

服装Apparel
1.香奈尔Chanel,
2.路易•威登Louis Vuitton
3.迪奥Dior,
4.范思哲Gianni Versace
5.普拉达Prada,
6.巴宝莉Burberry,
7.凯卓Kenzo,
8.纪梵希Givenchy
9.华伦天奴Valentino,
10.胡戈波士Hugo Boss珠宝 Jewels
1.卡地亚Cartier
2.蒂芬尼Tiffany&Co
3.宝嘉丽Bvlgari
4.梵克雅宝Vancleef&Arpels
5.海瑞温斯顿Harry Winston
6.蒂爵Derier
7.德米亚尼Damiani
8.宝诗龙Boucheron
9.御木本Mikimoto
10.施华洛世奇Swarovski皮具 Handbags
1.路易•威登Louis Vuitton
2.夏奈尔Chanel
3.迪奥Dior
4.古孜Gucci
5.瓦伦蒂诺•加拉瓦尼Valentino Garavani
6.普拉达Prada
7.乔治•阿玛尼Giorgio Armani
8.登喜路Dunhill
9.芬迪Fendi
10. 蔻驰Coach名表 Watches
1.百达翡丽 Patek Philippe
2.爱彼 Audemars Pigeut
3.伯爵 Piaget
4.积家Jaeger-Le Coulter
5.江诗丹顿 Vacheron Constantin
 

6.劳力士 Rolex
7.卡地亚 Cartier
8.万国 Iwc
9.芝柏Irard-Perregaux
10.欧米茄 Omega

 

眼镜 Glasses
1.普拉达Prada
2.奥克利Oakley
3.珠迪丝•雷伯Judith Leiber
4.唐那•凯伦Donna Karan
5.圣罗兰Yves Saint Laurent
6.唐纳•卡兰Donnakaran
7.路易•威登Louis Vuitton
8.夏奈尔Chanel
9.迪奥Dior
10.卡地亚Cartier

 

名笔 Pens
1.帕克Parker
2.万宝龙Montblanc
3.威尔•永锋Wahleversharp
4.华特曼Waterman
5.卡地亚Cartier
6.犀飞利Sheaffer
7.地球牌Ideal
8.奥罗拉Aurora
9.高仕Cross
10.万特嘉Montegrappa

 

高尔夫球具 Golf
1.登禄普Dunlop
2.泰勒梅TaylorMade
3.阿迪达斯Adidas
4.耐克 Nike
5.本候根Ben Hogan
6.因托尼Etonic
7.威尔森Wilson
8.马基高Macgregor
9.卡拉威Callaway
10.平Ping

 

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