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					Case 1:12-cv-21778-PAS Document 1 Entered on FLSD Docket 05/10/2012 Page 1 of 33



                               UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
                               SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
                                         CASE NO.

  LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER, S.A,

                 Plaintiff,

  v.

  THE PARTNERSHIPS and UNINCORPORATED
  ASSOCIATIONS IDENTIFIED ON SCHEDULE
  “A” and DOES 1-1000,

              Defendants.
  _________________________________________/

                              COMPLAINT FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF

         Plaintiff, Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A., (“Plaintiff” or “Louis Vuitton”) hereby sues

  Defendants, the Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations Identified on Schedule “A” and

  Does 1-1000 (collectively “Defendants”). Defendants are promoting, selling, offering for sale

  and distributing goods bearing counterfeits and confusingly similar imitations of Plaintiff’s

  trademarks within this judicial district through various fully interactive Internet websites and

  supporting blogs operating under their partnership and/or business association names identified

  on Schedule “A” hereto (the “Subject Domain Names”). In support of its claims, Plaintiff alleges

  as follows:

                                   JURISDICTION AND VENUE

         1.      This is an action pursuant to 15 U.S.C. §§ 1114, 1116, 1121, and 1125(a) and (d).

  Accordingly, this Court has subject matter jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 and 1338.

         2.      Venue is proper in this Court pursuant 28 U.S.C. § 1391, and this Court may

  properly exercise personal jurisdiction over Defendants since all Defendants directly target

  business activities towards consumers in Florida and cause harm to Louis Vuitton’s business




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  within this District through, at least, various fully interactive Internet websites, including those

  operating under the Subject Domain Names. Defendants have also advertised and, upon

  information and belief, made sales and shipped infringing products into this judicial district.

                                           THE PLAINTIFF

         3.      Louis Vuitton is a corporation organized under the laws of the Republic of France

  with its principal place of business located in the Paris, France. Louis Vuitton operates boutiques

  throughout the world, including within this Judicial District. Louis Vuitton is, in part, engaged in

  the business of manufacturing and distributing throughout the world, including within this

  Judicial District, a variety of high quality luxury goods, including, but not limited to, handbags,

  wallets, shoes, belts, sunglasses, watches, and jewelry, under multiple world famous common

  law and Federally registered trademarks including those identified in Paragraph 13 below. Louis

  Vuitton offers for sale and sells its trademarked goods within this Judicial District. Defendants’

  sales of counterfeit and infringing Louis Vuitton branded products are causing damage to Louis

  Vuitton within this Jurisdiction.

         4.      Like many other famous trademark owners in the luxury goods sector, Louis

  Vuitton suffers ongoing daily and sustained violations of its trademark rights at the hands of

  counterfeiters and infringers, such as the Defendants herein, who wrongfully reproduce and

  counterfeit Louis Vuitton’s trademarks for the twin purposes of (i) duping and confusing the

  consuming public and (ii) earning substantial profits. The natural and intended byproduct of

  Defendants’ actions is the erosion and destruction of the overall luxury goods marketplace in

  which Louis Vuitton operates and the goodwill associated with the Louis Vuitton name and

  associated trademarks and the destruction of the legitimate market sector in which they operate.




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         5.      In order to combat the indivisible harm caused by the combined actions of

  Defendants and others engaging in similar conduct, each year Louis Vuitton expends millions of

  dollars in connection with trademark enforcement efforts, including legal fees, investigative fees,

  and support mechanisms for law enforcement, such as field training guides and seminars. The

  recent explosion of counterfeiting over the Internet has created an environment which requires

  Louis Vuitton to file a massive number of lawsuits, often it later turns out, against the same

  individuals and groups, in order to protect both consumers and itself from the ill effects of

  confusion and the erosion of the goodwill connected to the Louis Vuitton brand. The financial

  burden on Louis Vuitton and companies similarly situated is staggering, as is the resulting

  burden on the Federal court system.

                                        THE DEFENDANTS

         6.      Defendants are partnerships or unincorporated business associations which

  operate through domain names registered with registrars in multiple countries and are comprised

  of individuals and/or business entities of unknown makeup, many of whom likely reside and/or

  operate in the People’s Republic of China or other foreign jurisdictions with lax trademark

  enforcement systems. Defendants have the capacity to be sued pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil

  Procedure 17(b). Defendants target their business activities towards consumers throughout the

  United States, including within this Judicial District through the operation of the fully interactive

  commercial websites operating under the Subject Domain Names identified on Schedule “A”

  hereto. Multiple Defendants also operate blog style websites under some of the Subject Domain

  Names which provide support and direct customer traffic to the fully interactive websites

  operating under the other Subject Domain Names. Defendants are directly and personally

  contributing to, inducing and engaging in the sale of counterfeit products as alleged herein, often




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  times as partners, co-conspirators and/or suppliers. The partnership or unincorporated association

  names used by Defendants are set forth on Schedule “A” hereto. Louis Vuitton is presently

  unaware of the true names of Does 1-1,000, although they are generally identified as the owners,

  operators, partners, managing agents and/or co-conspirators of the Defendant partnerships or

  unincorporated associations operating under the Subject Domain Names. Louis Vuitton will

  move to amend this Complaint upon discovery of the identities of such fictitious Defendants.

            7.    Defendants are the past and present moving and conscious forces behind the

  operation of the commercial Internet websites operating under the Subject Domain Names.

            8.    Upon information and belief, Defendants engage in unfair competition with Louis

  Vuitton and engage in the advertisement, offering for sale and sale of goods bearing counterfeits

  and infringements of one or more of Louis Vuitton’s trademarks to consumers within the United

  States and this judicial district through multiple fully interactive commercial websites operating

  under the Subject Domain Names. Defendants, upon information and belief, also operate

  additional websites which promote and offer for sale counterfeit and infringing goods under

  domain names not yet known to Louis Vuitton. Defendants have purposefully directed their

  illegal activities towards consumers in the State of Florida through the advertisement, offer to

  sell, sale and shipment of counterfeit Louis Vuitton branded goods into the State.

            9.    Upon information and belief, Defendants will continue to register or acquire new

  domain names for the purpose of selling goods bearing counterfeits and infringements of Louis

  Vuitton’s trademarks unless preliminarily and permanently enjoined.

            10.   Defendants’ Internet-based website businesses amount to nothing more than

  massive illegal operations, infringing on the intellectual property rights of Louis Vuitton and

  others.




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          11.     Defendants use and have registered, established or purchased and maintained the

  Subject Domain Names. Upon information and belief, Defendants have engaged in fraudulent

  conduct with respect to the registration of the Subject Domain Names by providing false and/or

  misleading information to their various Registrars during the Registration or maintenance

  process. Upon information and belief, many of the Defendants have anonymously registered and

  maintained some of the Subject Domain Names for the sole purpose of engaging in illegal

  counterfeiting activities.

          12.     Defendants’ business names, i.e., the Subject Domain Names and any other

  domain names used in connection with the sale of counterfeits bearing Louis Vuitton’s

  trademarks, are essential components of Defendants’ counterfeiting and infringing activities. The

  Subject Domain Names themselves are a significant part of the means by which Defendants

  further their counterfeiting and infringing scheme and cause harm to Louis Vuitton. Moreover,

  Defendants are using Louis Vuitton’s famous name and trademarks to drive Internet consumer

  traffic to their websites operating under the Subject Domain Names, thereby creating and

  increasing the value of the Subject Domain Names and decreasing the size and value of Louis

  Vuitton’s legitimate common marketplace at Louis Vuitton’s expense.

                               COMMON FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS

          Plaintiff’s Trademark Rights

          13.     Louis Vuitton is the owner of all rights in and to the following trademarks, which

  are valid and registered on the Principal Register of the United States Patent and Trademark

  Office (collectively the “Louis Vuitton Marks”):




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                   Registration Registration
     Trademark                                            Class(es) / Relevant Goods
                    Number         Date
                                           IC 18 - trunks, valises, traveling bags, satchels,
                                 September
                    0,297,594              hat boxes and shoe boxes used for luggage, hand
                                  20, 1932
                                           bags, and pocketbooks.
                                 August 10,
   LOUIS VUITTON    1,045,932               IC 18 - luggage and ladies' handbags.
                                   1976
                                             IC 18 - trunks, valises, traveling bags, satchels,
                                 January 10,
                    1,519,828                hat boxes and shoe boxes used for luggage, hand
                                    1989
                                             bags, and pocketbooks.
                                November 28, IC 14 - jewelry, watches, and straps for wrist
                    1,938,808
                                   1995      watches.
                                               IC 14 - watches and straps for wrist watches.
                                               IC 16 - catalogues featuring luggage and travel
                                               accessories, bags, small leather goods, and
                                               garments; notebooks, anthologies, and pamphlets
                                               referring to travel; calendars; telephone indexes;
                                               fountain pens, ballpoint pens, nibs, covers for
                                               pocket and desk diaries, and checkbook holders.

                                               IC 18 - trunks; traveling trunks; suitcases;
                                               traveling bags; luggage; garment bags for travel;
                                  August 6,    hat boxes for travel; shoe bags for travel;
   LOUIS VUITTON    1,990,760                  umbrellas; animal carriers; rucksacks;
                                   1996
                                               haversacks; leather or textile shopping bags;
                                               beach bags; handbags; vanity cases sold empty;
                                               attache cases; tote bags, travel satchels; clutch
                                               bags; briefcases; wallets; pocket wallets; credit
                                               card cases; business card cases; bill and card
                                               holders; checkbook holders; key cases; change
                                               purses; briefcase-type portfolios.
                                               IC 24 - travel blankets
                                               IC 25 - shirts; sweatshirts; polo shirts; T-shirts;
                                               headwear; jackets; ties; belts; shawls; scarves.




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                   Registration Registration
     Trademark                                            Class(es) / Relevant Goods
                    Number         Date
                                               IC 14 - goods made of precious metals, namely,
                                               shoe ornaments, ornamental pins; jewelry,
                                               namely, rings, ear rings, cufflinks, bracelets,
                                               charms, necklaces; horological instruments,
                                               straps for watches, watches and wrist-watches,
                                               and cases for watches.
                                               IC 18 - goods made of leather or imitations of
                                               leather are not included in other classes, namely,
                                               boxes made from leather; trunks, valises,
                                               traveling bags, luggage for travel, garment bags
                                 August 4,     for travel, vanity cases sold empty, rucksacks,
                    2,177,828
                                  1998         hand bags, beach bags, shopping bags, shoulder
                                               bags, attache cases, briefcases, and fine leather
                                               goods, namely, pocket wallets, purses, leather
                                               key holders, business card cases, calling card
                                               cases, and credit card cases, and umbrellas.
                                               IC 25 - clothing and underwear, namely,
                                               sweaters, shirts, suits, waistcoats, raincoats,
                                               skirts, coats, pullovers, trousers, dresses, jackets,
                                               shawls, stoles, sashes for wear, scarves, neckties,
                                               pocket squares, gloves, belts, socks, bath robes,
                                               shoes, boots, and sandals.




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                         Registration Registration
     Trademark                                                   Class(es) / Relevant Goods
                          Number         Date
                                                      IC 014 - goods made of precious metals, namely,
                                                      shoe ornaments, ornamental pins, jewelry,
                                                      namely, rings, belt buckles, ear rings, cufflinks,
                                                      bracelets, charms, necklaces, horological
                                                      instruments, straps for watches, watches, and
                                                      wrist-watches, and cases for watches.
                                                  IC 18 - goods made of leather or imitations of
                                                  leather are not included in other classes, namely,
                                                  boxes made from leather; trunks, valises,
                                                  traveling bags, luggage for travel, garment bags
                                       August 18, for travel, vanity cases sold empty, rucksacks,
                          2,181,753
                                         1998     hand bags, beach bags, shopping bags, shoulder
                                                  bags, attache cases, briefcases, and fine leather
                                                  goods, namely, pocket wallets, purses, leather
                                                  key holders, business card cases, calling card
                                                  cases, credit card cases, and umbrellas.
                                                      IC 25 - clothing and underwear, namely,
                                                      sweaters, shirts, suits, waistcoats, raincoats,
                                                      skirts, coats, pullovers, trousers, dresses, jackets,
                                                      shawls, stoles, sashes for wear, scarves, neckties,
                                                      pocket squares, gloves, belts, socks, bath robes,
                                                      shoes, boots, and sandals.
                                                  IC 18 - goods made of leather or imitations of
                                                  leather not included in other classes, namely,
                                                  boxes of leather principally used for travel
                                                  purposes, trunks, valises, traveling bags,
                                       August 22, traveling sets for containing cosmetics and
   LOUIS VUITTON PARIS    2,378,388
                                         2000     jewelry, rucksacks, handbags, beach bags,
                                                  shopping bags, shoulder bags, brief cases,
                                                  pouches, fine leather goods namely, pocket
                                                  wallets, purses, key cases, business card cases,
                                                  credit card cases, and calling card cases.
                                                    IC 25 - Clothing, namely, sweaters, shirts,
                                                    sweatshirts, polo shirts, t-shirts, suits, waistcoats,
                                                    raincoats, skirts, coats, pullovers, trousers,
                          2,361,695   June 27, 2000 dresses, jackets, shawls, stoles, scarves, neckties,
                                                    pocket squares, pocket handkerchief squares for
                                                    wear, gloves, ties, belts, bathing suits, shoes,
                                                    boots and sandals, and hats.




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                   Registration Registration
     Trademark                                           Class(es) / Relevant Goods
                    Number         Date
                                             IC 018 - Goods made of leather or imitations of
                                             leather not included in other classes, namely
                                             valises, traveling bags, traveling sets for
                                 January 16,
                    2,421,618                containing cosmetics, handbags, shopping bags,
                                    2001
                                             shoulder bags, brief cases, pouches; fine leather
                                             goods, namely, pocket wallets, purses, key cases,
                                             business card cases, credit card cases.
                                               IC 14 - Jewelry including rings, belt buckles of
                                               precious metals, earrings, cuff links, bracelets,
                                               charms, brooches, necklaces, tie pins,
                                               ornamental pins, and medallions; horological
                                               and chronometric instruments and apparatus,
                                               namely, watches, watch cases and clocks;
                                               nutcrackers of precious metals; candlesticks of
                                               precious metals, jewelry boxes of precious
                                               metals.
                                            IC 18: Travel bags, travel bags made of leather;
                                            luggage trunks and valises, garment bags for
                                            travel, vanity-cases sold empty; rucksacks,
                                            shoulder bags, handbags; attache-cases,
                                            briefcases, drawstring pouches, pocket wallets,
                                October 14,
                    2,773,107               purses, umbrellas, business card cases made of
                                   2003
                                            leather or of imitation leather, credit card cases
                                            made of leather or of imitation leather; calling
                                            card cases made of leather or of imitation
                                            leather; key holders made of leather or of
                                            imitation leather.
                                               IC 25 - Clothing, namely, underwear, sweaters,
                                               shirts, T-shirts, suits, hosiery, belts, scarves,
                                               neck ties, shawls, waistcoats, skirts, raincoats,
                                               overcoats, suspenders, trousers, jeans, pullovers,
                                               frocks, jackets, winter gloves, dress gloves,
                                               tights, socks, bathing suits, bath robes, pajamas,
                                               night dresses, shorts, pocket squares; highheeled
                                               shoes, low-heeled shoes, sandals, boots, and
                                               slippers.
                                December 6, IC 09 - Spectacles, sunglasses, and spectacle
                    3,023,930
                                   2005     cases.
                                 January 24, IC 09 - Spectacles, sunglasses, and spectacle
                    3,051,235
                                    2006     cases.




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  The Louis Vuitton Marks are used in connection with the manufacture and distribution of quality

  goods in the categories identified above.

         14.     The Louis Vuitton Marks have been used in interstate commerce to identify and

  distinguish Louis Vuitton's high quality goods for an extended period of time.

         15.     The Louis Vuitton Marks have never been assigned or licensed to any of the

  Defendants in this matter.

         16.     The Louis Vuitton Marks are symbols of Louis Vuitton’s quality, reputation and

  goodwill and have never been abandoned.

         17.     Further, Louis Vuitton has expended substantial time, money and other resources

  developing, advertising and otherwise promoting the Louis Vuitton Marks. The Louis Vuitton

  Marks qualify as famous marks as that term is used in 15 U.S.C. §1125(c)(1).

         18.     Louis Vuitton has extensively used, advertised, and promoted the Louis Vuitton

  Marks in the United States in association with the sale of high quality luxury goods and has

  carefully monitored and policed the use of the Louis Vuitton Marks.

         19.     As a result of Louis Vuitton’s efforts, members of the consuming public readily

  identify merchandise bearing the Louis Vuitton Marks, as being high quality goods sponsored

  and approved by Louis Vuitton.

         20.     Accordingly, the Louis Vuitton Marks have achieved secondary meaning as

  identifiers of high quality luxury goods.

         21.     Genuine Louis Vuitton branded goods are widely legitimately advertised and

  promoted by Louis Vuitton, its authorized distributors and unrelated third parties via the Internet.

  Over the course of the past five to seven years, visibility on the Internet, particularly via Internet

  search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing has become increasingly important to Louis




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  Vuitton’s overall marketing and consumer education efforts. Thus, Louis Vuitton expends

  significant monetary resources on Internet marketing and consumer education, including search

  engine optimization (“SEO”) strategies. Those strategies allow Louis Vuitton and its authorized

  retailers to fairly and legitimately educate consumers about the value associated with the Louis

  Vuitton brand and the goods sold thereunder. SEO is a now common marketing process

  whereby a company or individual designs, supports, structures and phrases Internet website

  content in order to enhance a website’s profile for search engines over a variety of search terms.

         Defendants’ Infringing Activities

         22.     Upon information and belief, at all times relevant hereto, Defendants in this action

  have had full knowledge of Louis Vuitton’s ownership of the Louis Vuitton Marks, including its

  exclusive right to use and license such intellectual property and the goodwill associated

  therewith.

         23.     Louis Vuitton has discovered Defendants are promoting and otherwise

  advertising, distributing, selling and/or offering for sale counterfeit products, including, at least,

  handbags, wallets, shoes, belts, sunglasses, watches, and jewelry, bearing marks which are exact

  copies or colorable imitations of the Louis Vuitton Marks (the “Defendants’ Goods”).

  Specifically, upon information and belief, Defendants are using the Louis Vuitton Marks for

  different quality goods.

         24.     Upon information and belief, Defendants’ Goods are of a quality substantially

  different than that of Louis Vuitton’s genuine goods. Despite the nature of the Defendants’

  Goods and the knowledge they are without authority to do so, Defendants are actively using,

  promoting and otherwise advertising, distributing, selling, and/or offering for sale substantial

  quantities of such goods with the knowledge that such goods will be mistaken for the genuine




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  high quality products offered for sale by Louis Vuitton. The net effect of Defendants’ actions

  will cause confusion of consumers at the time of initial interest, sale, and in the post-sale setting,

  who will believe Defendants’ Goods are genuine goods originating from, associated with, and

  approved by Louis Vuitton.

          25.    Defendants advertise their products for sale to the consuming public. In so

  advertising these products, Defendants improperly and unlawfully use the Louis Vuitton Marks.

  Upon information and belief, the misappropriation of the Louis Vuitton Marks has been the

  proximate cause of harm to Louis Vuitton.

          26.    As part of their overall infringement and counterfeiting scheme, the Defendants

  are, upon information and belief, all employing substantially similar, and often times

  coordinated, paid advertising and SEO strategies based, in large measure, upon an illegal use of

  counterfeits and infringements of the Louis Vuitton Marks. Specifically, the Defendants are

  using counterfeits of Louis Vuitton’s name and the Louis Vuitton Marks in order to make their

  websites selling illegal goods appear more relevant and attractive to search engines across an

  array of search terms. By their actions, the Defendants are causing concurrent and indivisible

  harm to Louis Vuitton and the consuming public by (i) depriving Louis Vuitton of its right to

  fairly compete for space within search engine results and reducing the visibility of Louis

  Vuitton’s genuine goods on the World Wide Web, (ii) causing an overall degradation of the

  value of the goodwill associated with the Louis Vuitton Marks and (iii) increasing Louis

  Vuitton’s overall cost to market its goods and educate consumers about the brand via the

  Internet.

          27.    Upon information and belief, Defendants are concurrently conducting their

  counterfeiting and infringing activities, at least, within this Judicial District and elsewhere




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  throughout the United States. As a result, Defendants are defrauding Louis Vuitton and the

  consuming public for Defendants’ own benefit.

         28.     Defendants’ use of the Louis Vuitton Marks, including the promotion and

  advertisement, reproduction, distribution, sale, and offering for sale of Defendants’ Goods, is

  without Louis Vuitton’s consent or authorization.

         29.     Further, Defendants are engaging in the above-described illegal counterfeiting and

  infringing activities knowingly and intentionally or with reckless disregard or willful blindness to

  Louis Vuitton’s rights for the purpose of trading on the goodwill and reputation of Louis Vuitton.

         30.     Defendants’ above-identified infringing activities are likely to cause confusion,

  deception and mistake in the minds of consumers, the public and the trade. Moreover,

  Defendants’ wrongful use of the Louis Vuitton Marks is likely to create a false impression and

  deceive customers, the public, and the trade into believing there is a connection or association

  between Louis Vuitton and Defendants’ Goods.

         31.     Louis Vuitton has no adequate remedy at law.

         32.     Louis Vuitton is suffering irreparable and indivisible injury and damages as a

  result of Defendants’ unauthorized and wrongful use of the Louis Vuitton Marks. If Defendants’

  counterfeiting, infringing, and unfairly competitive activities are not preliminarily and

  permanently enjoined by this Court, Louis Vuitton and the consuming public will continue to be

  harmed.

         33.     The injuries and damages sustained by Louis Vuitton have been directly and

  proximately caused by Defendants’ wrongful reproduction, use, advertisement, promotion,

  offering to sell, and sale of the Defendants’ Goods.




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         34.     Louis Vuitton has retained the undersigned counsel to represent it in this matter

  and is obligated to pay said counsel a reasonable fee for such representation.

           COUNT I - TRADEMARK COUNTERFEITING AND INFRINGEMENT

         35.     Louis Vuitton hereby adopts and re-alleges the allegations set forth in Paragraphs

  1 through 34 above.

         36.     This is an action for trademark counterfeiting and infringement against

  Defendants based on their use of counterfeits, copies, and/or colorable imitations of the Louis

  Vuitton Marks in commerce in connection with the promotion, advertisement, distribution, sale

  and offering for sale of the Defendants’ Goods.

         37.     Specifically, Defendants are promoting and otherwise advertising, selling,

  offering for sale and distributing products bearing the Louis Vuitton Marks. Defendants are

  continuously infringing and inducing others to infringe the Louis Vuitton Marks by using them

  to advertise, promote and sell such goods.

         38.     Defendants’ coordinated, concurrent counterfeiting, infringing, and unfairly

  competitive activities are likely to cause and, upon information and belief, actually are causing

  confusion, mistake and deception among members of the trade and the general consuming public

  as to the origin and quality of Defendants’ Goods bearing or sold using the Louis Vuitton Marks.

         39.     Defendants’ unlawful actions have individually and jointly caused and are

  continuing to cause unquantifiable and irreparable harm to Louis Vuitton.

         40.     Defendants’ above-described illegal actions constitute counterfeiting and

  infringement of the Louis Vuitton Marks in violation of Louis Vuitton’s rights under § 32 of the

  Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1114.




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         41.     Louis Vuitton has suffered and will continue to suffer irreparable injury due to the

  above described activities of Defendants if Defendants are not preliminarily and permanently

  enjoined.

                        COUNT II - FALSE DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN
                        PURSUANT TO § 43(a) OF THE LANHAM ACT

         42.     Louis Vuitton hereby adopts and re-alleges the allegations set forth in Paragraphs

  1 through 34 above.

         43.     Defendants’ Goods bearing and sold under the Louis Vuitton Marks have been

  widely advertised and distributed throughout the United States.

         44.     Defendants’ Goods bearing and sold under the Louis Vuitton Marks are virtually

  identical in appearance to each of Louis Vuitton’s genuine goods. However, the Defendants’

  Goods are different in quality. Accordingly, Defendants’ activities are likely to cause confusion

  in the trade and among the general public as to at least the origin or sponsorship of the

  Defendants’ Goods.

         45.     Defendants, upon information and belief, have used in connection with their

  advertisement and sale of products, false designations of origins and false descriptions and

  representations, including words or other symbols and trade dress which tend to falsely describe

  or represent such goods and have caused such goods to enter into commerce with full knowledge

  of the falsity of such designations of origin and such descriptions and representations, all to the

  detriment of Louis Vuitton.

         46.     Specifically, Defendants have authorized an infringing use of the Louis Vuitton

  Marks, in Defendants’ advertisement and promotion of their counterfeit and infringing products.

  Defendants have also misrepresented to members of the consuming public that the products

  being advertised and sold by them are genuine, non-infringing products.



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         47.     Additionally, Defendants are using counterfeits and infringements of the Louis

  Vuitton Marks in order to unfairly compete with Louis Vuitton and others for space within

  search engine organic results, thereby jointly depriving Louis Vuitton of a valuable marketing

  and educational tool which would otherwise be available to Louis Vuitton, and reducing the

  visibility of Louis Vuitton’s genuine goods on the World Wide Web.

         48.     Defendants’ above-described actions are in violation of Section 43(a) of the

  Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. §1125(a).

         49.     Louis Vuitton has sustained indivisible injury and harm caused by Defendants’

  concurrent conduct, and absent an entry of an injunction by this Court, Louis Vuitton will

  continue to suffer irreparable injury to its goodwill and business reputation as well as monetary

  damages.

                COUNT III - CLAIM FOR RELIEF FOR CYBERSQUATTING
                 UNDER §43(d) OF THE LANHAM ACT, 15 U.S.C. §1125(d)

         50.     Louis Vuitton hereby adopts and re-alleges the allegations set forth in Paragraphs

  1 through 34 above.

         51.     At all times relevant hereto, Louis Vuitton has been and still is the owner of the

  rights, title and interest in and to the Louis Vuitton Marks.

         52.     Upon information and belief, Defendants have acted with the bad faith intent to

  profit from the Louis Vuitton Marks and the goodwill associated with the Louis Vuitton Marks

  by registering various domain names which are identical or confusingly similar to or dilutive of

  the Louis Vuitton Marks.

         53.     Defendants have no intellectual property rights in or to the Louis Vuitton Marks.

         54.     Defendants’ actions constitute cybersquatting in violation of §43(d) of the

  Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. §1125(d).



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         55.     Defendants’ conduct is done with knowledge and constitutes a willful violation of

  Louis Vuitton’s rights in the Marks. At a minimum, Defendants’ conduct constitutes reckless

  disregard for and willful blindness to Louis Vuitton’s rights.

         56.     The aforesaid conduct is causing Louis Vuitton damages and immediate and

  irreparable injury. Louis Vuitton has no adequate remedy at law.

                    COUNT IV - COMMON LAW UNFAIR COMPETITION

         57.     Louis Vuitton hereby adopts and re-alleges the allegations set forth in Paragraphs

  1 through 34 above.

         58.     This is an action against Defendants based on their manufacture, promotion,

  advertisement, distribution, sale and/or offering for sale of goods bearing marks which are

  virtually identical, both visually and phonetically, to the Louis Vuitton Marks in violation of

  Florida’s common law of unfair competition.

         59.     Specifically, the Defendants are promoting and otherwise advertising, selling,

  offering for sale and distributing infringing and counterfeit Louis Vuitton branded products. The

  Defendants are also using counterfeits and infringements of the Louis Vuitton Marks to unfairly

  compete with Louis Vuitton and others for (1) space in search engine results across an array of

  search terms and (2) visibility on the World Wide Web.

         60.     Defendants’ infringing activities are likely to cause and actually are causing

  confusion, mistake and deception among members of the trade and the general consuming public

  as to the origin and quality of Defendants’ products by their use of the Louis Vuitton Marks.

         61.     Louis Vuitton has no adequate remedy at law and is suffering irreparable injury as

  a result of Defendants' actions.




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                                      PRAYER FOR RELIEF

         62.     WHEREFORE, Louis Vuitton demands judgment on all Counts of this Complaint

  and entry of an award of equitable relief against Defendants as follows:

                 a.      Entry of preliminary and permanent injunction enjoining Defendants, their

  agents, representatives, servants, employees, and all those acting in concert or participation

  therewith, from manufacturing or causing to be manufactured, importing, advertising or

  promoting, distributing, selling or offering to sell the Defendants’ Goods; from infringing,

  counterfeiting, or diluting the Louis Vuitton Marks; from using the Louis Vuitton Marks, or any

  mark or trade dress similar thereto, in connection with the sale of any unauthorized goods; from

  using any logo, trade name or trademark or trade dress which may be calculated to falsely

  advertise the services or products of Defendants as being sponsored by, authorized by, endorsed

  by, or in any way associated with Louis Vuitton; from falsely representing themselves as being

  connected with Louis Vuitton, through sponsorship or association, or engaging in any act which

  is likely to falsely cause members of the trade and/or of the purchasing public to believe any

  goods or services of Defendants, or in any way endorsed by, approved by, and/or associated with

  Louis Vuitton; from using any reproduction, counterfeit, infringement, copy, or colorable

  imitation of the Louis Vuitton Marks in connection with the publicity, promotion, sale, or

  advertising of any goods sold by Defendants, without limitation; from affixing, applying,

  annexing or using in connection with the sale of any goods, a false description or representation,

  including words or other symbols tending to falsely describe or represent Defendants’ goods as

  being those of Louis Vuitton, or in any way endorsed by Louis Vuitton and from offering such

  goods in commerce; from engaging in search engine optimization strategies using colorable




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  imitations of the Louis Vuitton name or Marks; and from otherwise unfairly competing with

  Louis Vuitton.

                   b.   Entry of an order requiring the Subject Domain Names, and any other

  domain names being used by Defendants to engage in the business of marketing, offering to sell

  and/or selling goods bearing counterfeits and infringements of the Louis Vuitton Marks to be

  disabled and/or immediately transferred by Defendants, their Registrars and/or the Registries to

  Louis Vuitton’s control so they may no longer be used for illegal purposes.

                   c.   Entry of an Order that, upon Louis Vuitton’s request, the top level domain

  (TLD) Registries for the Subject Domain Names and their administrators place the Subject

  Domain Names on Registry Hold status, thus removing them from the TLD zone files

  maintained by the Registries which link the Subject Domain Names to the IP addresses where

  the associated websites are hosted.

                   d.   Entry of an Order that, upon Louis Vuitton’s request, those in privity with

  Defendants and those with notice of the injunction, including any Internet search engines, Web

  hosts, domain-name registrars and domain-name registries or their administrators that are

  provided with notice of the injunction, cease facilitating access to any or all domain names and

  websites through which Defendants engage in the sale of counterfeit and infringing goods using

  the Louis Vuitton Marks.

                   e.   Entry of an order that, upon Louis Vuitton’s request, the Internet

  Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) shall take all actions necessary to

  ensure that the Registrars and the top level domain Registries or their administrators responsible

  for the Subject Domain Names transfer, change the Registrar of Record, and/or disable the

  Subject Domain Names as directed by the Court.




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                 f.      Entry of an award of Louis Vuitton’s costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees

  and investigative fees associated with bringing this action.

                 g.      Entry of further relief as the Court may deem just and proper.


  DATED: May 10, 2012.                          Respectfully submitted,

                                                STEPHEN M. GAFFIGAN, P.A.

                                                By: ____s:/smgaffigan/__________
                                                Stephen M. Gaffigan (Fla. Bar No. 025844)
                                                Virgilio Gigante (Fla. Bar No. 082635)
                                                401 East Las Olas Blvd., #130-453
                                                Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301
                                                Telephone: (954) 767-4819
                                                Facsimile: (954) 767-4821
                                                E-mail: stephen@smgpa.net
                                                E-mail: leo@smgpa.net

                                                Attorneys for Plaintiff
                                                LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER, S.A.




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                            SCHEDULE A
      DEFENDANTS BY DEFENDANT NUMBER AND SUBJECT DOMAIN NAMES

               Defendant Number                Domain Name
                  Defendant 1     100wholesale.com
                  Defendant 2     2012fashionhandbags.com
                  Defendant 3     2012-louisvuittonbags.com
                  Defendant 4     2012louisvuittonhandbags.net
                  Defendant 5     2012louisvuittonoutlets.com
                  Defendant 6     2012ltwalletsale.info
                  Defendant 7     36shopping.com
                  Defendant 8     3a-wholesale.com
                  Defendant 9     4ureplicahandbagss.com
                  Defendant 10    51cheaphandbags.com
                  Defendant 11    88pascher.com
                  Defendant 12    accessoiressoldes.com
                  Defendant 13    achatdestockage.com
                  Defendant 14    acheterdestockageprix.com
                  Defendant 15    achetezpaschere.com
                  Defendant 16    alittlefashion.com
                  Defendant 17    allcheapbags.com
                  Defendant 18    amorebag.com
                  Defendant 19    armanigowholesale.com
                  Defendant 20    aureplicahandbags.com
                  Defendant 21    authenticlouisvuitton2012.com
                  Defendant 22    authenticlouisvuittonbagse.com
                  Defendant 23    authenticlouisvuittonbelt.com
                  Defendant 24    authentic-louisvuittondiscounts.com
                  Defendant 25    authenticlouisvuitton-handbags.com
                  Defendant 26    authenticlousivuittonsale.net
                  Defendant 27    bagbay.biz
                  Defendant 28    bagoutletuk.com




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                  Defendant 29    bagscash.com
                  Defendant 30    bagscloset.com
                  Defendant 31    bagslouisvuittonoutlet.com
                  Defendant 32    bags--louisvuittons.net
                  Defendant 33    bagsokbuy2012.com
                  Defendant 34    bagsondeal.com
                  Defendant 35    bags-store.org
                  Defendant 36    bestknockoffhandbag.com
                  Defendant 37    bestlouisvuittonbag.com
                  Defendant 38    bestlouisvuittonreplica.org
                  Defendant 39    bestsunglassessaler.com
                  Defendant 40    brandshandbagsale.com
                  Defendant 41    buslinepress.com
                  Defendant 42    buybagslouisvuitton.com
                  Defendant 43    buycheapralphlauren.com
                  Defendant 44    buy-handbagreplica.com
                  Defendant 45    buyhandbagstyles.com
                  Defendant 46    buylouisvuitton.biz
                  Defendant 47    buylouisvuittonshops.com
                  Defendant 48    buylouisvuittonspeedy35.com
                  Defendant 49    buylvhandbags4u.com
                  Defendant 50    buy-lvonline.com
                  Defendant 51    buy-topbag.com
                  Defendant 52    buytophandbags.net
                  Defendant 53    buy-top-replicas.org
                  Defendant 54    calouisvuittonpurses.com
                  Defendant 55    canadalouisvuittonoutlet.com
                  Defendant 56    cheapauthenticlouisvuittonoutlet.com
                  Defendant 57    cheapbags2012.com
                  Defendant 58    cheapbrandhandbagsstores.com
                  Defendant 59    cheaphandbags2sale.com




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                  Defendant 60    cheaphandbagscom.com
                  Defendant 61    cheaphandbags-stores.org
                  Defendant 62    cheaplouisvuitton20.com
                  Defendant 63    cheaplouisvuitton30.com
                  Defendant 64    cheap-louisvuittonbagssale.net
                  Defendant 65    cheaplouisvuittonbagsus.com
                  Defendant 66    cheaplouisvuittonhandbagsale.com
                  Defendant 67    cheaplouisvuittonhandbagsus.net
                  Defendant 68    cheaplouisvuitton-onsale.com
                  Defendant 69    cheaplouisvuittonoutlet.info
                  Defendant 70    cheaplouisvuitton-outlet.org
                  Defendant 71    cheaplouisvuitton-sales.com
                  Defendant 72    cheaplouisvuitton-sales.net
                  Defendant 73    cheaplouisvuitton-store.net
                  Defendant 74    cheaplouisvuitton-stores.net
                  Defendant 75    cheaplthandbagsoutlet.info
                  Defendant 76    cheapluxuryoutlet.co
                  Defendant 77    cheapshoesplaza.com
                  Defendant 78    cheapshoxplaza.com
                  Defendant 79    cheapslouisvuitton-outlet-sales.net
                  Defendant 80    cheapslouisvuitton-outlet-sales.org
                  Defendant 81    chic-now.com
                  Defendant 82    clothingmallsale.com
                  Defendant 83    clothingwebstore.com
                  Defendant 84    clothingwebstore.net
                  Defendant 85    colahandbags.com
                  Defendant 86    commandepaschere.com
                  Defendant 87    deluxehandbags.org
                  Defendant 88    designerbagsmallhome2012.com
                  Defendant 89    destockage-paschere.com
                  Defendant 90    destockagesacenligne.com




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                  Defendant 91    diggbag.com
                  Defendant 92    discountbags360.net
                  Defendant 93    discountlouisvuittonhandbagsus.com
                  Defendant 94    discountlvbags.org
                  Defendant 95    ebaypascher.com
                  Defendant 96    eluxurys-handbag.com
                  Defendant 97    ermobags.com
                  Defendant 98    estylefocus.com
                  Defendant 99    etohandbag.com
                 Defendant 100    fakelouisvuittonbelts.org
                 Defendant 101    fake-louisvuittonhandbags.com
                 Defendant 102    fakelouisvuitton-handbags.com
                 Defendant 103    fakelouisvuittons.net
                 Defendant 104    fakeslouisvuittonbags.com
                 Defendant 105    fashionbag2sale.com
                 Defendant 106    fashion-louisvuittondiscount.com
                 Defendant 107    fashionlouisvuittonsale.net
                 Defendant 108    fauxlouisvuitton.net
                 Defendant 109    findcoachhandbags.com
                 Defendant 110    forcheapersale.com
                 Defendant 111    genuinelouisvuittonsale.com
                 Defendant 112    gogotrademall.com
                 Defendant 113    gorgeousitems.com
                 Defendant 114    greatest-replicas.com
                 Defendant 115    grossiste-paschere.org
                 Defendant 116    grossistesoldes.com
                 Defendant 117    grossistes-paschere.org
                 Defendant 118    handbags-luxurysale.net
                 Defendant 119    handbagswholesale007.net
                 Defendant 120    handtaschenshopberlin.com
                 Defendant 121    hermes-coach-handbag.com




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                 Defendant 122    hervelegeu.com
                 Defendant 123    hklvoutlet.com
                 Defendant 124    honeyluxurybags.com
                 Defendant 125    hotbags2012.com
                 Defendant 126    hotbagsme.com
                 Defendant 127    hotlouisvuittonreplicabags.com
                 Defendant 128    hotlvbags.com
                 Defendant 129    houseofdesigner.com
                 Defendant 130    hq-replica-bags.com
                 Defendant 131    hulantrading.biz
                 Defendant 132    ihavebag.com
                 Defendant 133    ilouisvuittonhandbags.com
                 Defendant 134    ilvbag.com
                 Defendant 135    imitation-watches4u.com
                 Defendant 136    itlouisvuittonoutlet.com
                 Defendant 137    japanlouisvuittons.com
                 Defendant 138    knockoff-louisvuittonhandbags.com
                 Defendant 139    louishandbagsoutlet.net
                 Defendant 140    louisspeedy.com
                 Defendant 141    louis-vittonshop.net
                 Defendant 142    louisvuitonbagshop.com
                 Defendant 143    louisvuitonoutlet.com
                 Defendant 144    louisvuitton17.com
                 Defendant 145    louis-vuitton2.com
                 Defendant 146    louisvuitton-360s.com
                 Defendant 147    louisvuitton-artsy.net
                 Defendant 148    louisvuittonartsymm.net
                 Defendant 149    louisvuittonaustraliaprices.com
                 Defendant 150    louisvuitton-bag-eshop.com
                 Defendant 151    louisvuittonbagseshops.com
                 Defendant 152    louisvuittonbagspeedys.com




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                 Defendant 153    louisvuittonbagsreplicawholesale.com
                 Defendant 154    louisvuittonbagsshops.com
                 Defendant 155    louisvuittonbindi.com
                 Defendant 156    louisvuitton-boston.com
                 Defendant 157    louisvuitton-briefcases.com
                 Defendant 158    louisvuitton-canadas.com
                 Defendant 159    louisvuitton-cheaphandbagsoutlet.com
                 Defendant 160    louisvuittonchile.com
                 Defendant 161    louisvuitton-e-bags.com
                 Defendant 162    louisvuittonenvente.com
                 Defendant 163    louis-vuitton-e-store.net
                 Defendant 164    louisvuittonfr.org
                 Defendant 165    louisvuittonfrpascher.org
                 Defendant 166    louisvuittongallierapm.com
                 Defendant 167    louisvuittonhadbagsoutlet.com
                 Defendant 168    louis-vuittonhandbags2012.com
                 Defendant 169    louisvuittonhandbags7v.com
                 Defendant 170    louisvuittonhandbags7v.net
                 Defendant 171    louisvuittonhandbagsimitation.com
                 Defendant 172    louisvuittonhandbagsreplicaoutlet.com
                 Defendant 173    louisvuittonhandbagsshop.net
                 Defendant 174    louisvuittonhandbagsukoutlet.com
                 Defendant 175    louisvuitton-hawaii.com
                 Defendant 176    louisvuittonhommeparis.com
                 Defendant 177    louisvuittonhongkongprices.com
                 Defendant 178    louisvuitton-irene.com
                 Defendant 179    louis-vuitton-knockoffs.biz
                 Defendant 180    louisvuittonlabelusa.com
                 Defendant 181    louisvuittonlabelinusa.com
                 Defendant 182    louisvuittonluxurybags.com
                 Defendant 183    louisvuittonlvcheap.com




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                 Defendant 184    louisvuittonlvhandbags.net
                 Defendant 185    louisvuittonlvshop.com
                 Defendant 186    louisvuittonmanchester.com
                 Defendant 187    louisvuitton-men-bags.com
                 Defendant 188    louis-vuitton-news.com
                 Defendant 189    louisvuitton-nordstrom.com
                 Defendant 190    louisvuittonofficialdeals.com
                 Defendant 191    louisvuittonofficialoutlets.org
                 Defendant 192    louisvuittonofficialoutletus.com
                 Defendant 193    louis-vuitton-official-website.com
                 Defendant 194    louisvuittononline360.com
                 Defendant 195    louisvuittononlinebuying.com
                 Defendant 196    louisvuitton-onsales.org
                 Defendant 197    louisvuittonoutleteluxury.com
                 Defendant 198    louisvuittonoutlethot.org
                 Defendant 199    louisvuitton-outletonlinesale.net
                 Defendant 200    louisvuittonoutlet-onlineshop.com
                 Defendant 201    louisvuitton-outletonsale.com
                 Defendant 202    louisvuittonoutletsaleo.com
                 Defendant 203    louisvuittonoutletsaleo.org
                 Defendant 204    louisvuittonoutletsales2012.com
                 Defendant 205    louisvuittonoutletsenter.com
                 Defendant 206    louisvuittonoutletso.net
                 Defendant 207    louisvuittonoutletsshop.com
                 Defendant 208    louisvuittonoutlets-sites.net
                 Defendant 209    louisvuittonoutlets-store.org
                 Defendant 210    louisvuittonoutlet-stores.info
                 Defendant 211    louis-vuittonoverstock.com
                 Defendant 212    louisvuittonpa.com
                 Defendant 213    louisvuittonpassport.org
                 Defendant 214    louisvuittonportugal.net




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                 Defendant 215    louisvuittonpursesstores.com
                 Defendant 216    louisvuittonreplicabagssale.com
                 Defendant 217    louisvuittonreplicabagswholesale.com
                 Defendant 218    louisvuittonreplicahandbags4u.com
                 Defendant 219    louis-vuittonreplicaluggage.com
                 Defendant 220    louisvuittonreplicashandbagsoutlet.com
                 Defendant 221    louisvuittonreplicathebest.com
                 Defendant 222    louisvuittonreplicausashop.com
                 Defendant 223    louisvuittonsacsamainfrance.com
                 Defendant 224    louisvuittonsale-mart.com
                 Defendant 225    louisvuittonsalesoutlet.com
                 Defendant 226    louisvuitton-sale-uk.com
                 Defendant 227    louisvuitton-saumur.com
                 Defendant 228    louisvuittonshandbagsonsale.com
                 Defendant 229    louisvuittonsite.biz
                 Defendant 230    louisvuitton-soldes.com
                 Defendant 231    louisvuittonsstores.com
                 Defendant 232    louisvuittonstockists.com
                 Defendant 233    louis-vuitton-storesale.com
                 Defendant 234    louis-vuitton-storesale.net
                 Defendant 235    louisvuittonsuk.com
                 Defendant 236    louisvuitton-sunglass.com
                 Defendant 237    louis-vuittonswitzerland.com
                 Defendant 238    louisvuittonswitzerland.eu
                 Defendant 239    louisvuittontaskedk.com
                 Defendant 240    louisvuittonthailand.net
                 Defendant 241    louisvuittonubelts.com
                 Defendant 242    louis-vuitton-us.com
                 Defendant 243    louisvuittonuuu.com
                 Defendant 244    louisvuittonvietnam.com
                 Defendant 245    louisvuittonvipshop.com




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                 Defendant 246    louisvuittonwallets1.info
                 Defendant 247    louisvuittonwebsitedeals.com
                 Defendant 248    louisvuittonxmas4.com
                 Defendant 249    louiszvuitton.com
                 Defendant 250    louivuittonbags.net
                 Defendant 251    louivuittonoutlet.biz
                 Defendant 252    louivuittonreplica.net
                 Defendant 253    lovebagssale.net
                 Defendant 254    lovecopywatches.com
                 Defendant 255    love-replicas.net
                 Defendant 256    lthandbags.net
                 Defendant 257    luttonhandbags.info
                 Defendant 258    luxe-acheter.com
                 Defendant 259    luxemarquesoldes.com
                 Defendant 260    luxuriesline.com
                 Defendant 261    luxurious365.com
                 Defendant 262    luxurybagsonlineshop.com
                 Defendant 263    luxuryhandbag-online.com
                 Defendant 264    luxuryhandbags-sale.com
                 Defendant 265    luxurylvbagsoutlet.com
                 Defendant 266    luxurytopsale.com
                 Defendant 267    lv-2011.biz
                 Defendant 268    lv-bag-outlet.com
                 Defendant 269    lvbags-2012.com
                 Defendant 270    lvbags4sales.com
                 Defendant 271    lvbagscn.com
                 Defendant 272    lvbagsoutlet.net
                 Defendant 273    lvbelt-outlet.com
                 Defendant 274    lvcanadaoutlet.com
                 Defendant 275    lvdiscounthandbags.com
                 Defendant 276    lvdiscount-handbags.com




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                 Defendant 277    lv-handbag.biz
                 Defendant 278    lvhandbags4discount.com
                 Defendant 279    lvhandbags4u.com
                 Defendant 280    lvhandbagsdiscounted.com
                 Defendant 281    lvhandbagsus.com
                 Defendant 282    lvmonogramcanvas.org
                 Defendant 283    lvmontreal.net
                 Defendant 284    lvonlines.com
                 Defendant 285    lv-onlineshops.com
                 Defendant 286    lvoutlet4sale.com
                 Defendant 287    lvoutletonlineus.com
                 Defendant 288    lv-outletsale.net
                 Defendant 289    lvoutletsandals.com
                 Defendant 290    lvoutlet-us2012.com
                 Defendant 291    lvpurse.biz
                 Defendant 292    lvsale.biz
                 Defendant 293    lvsouthafrica.com
                 Defendant 294    lvsoutletbag.com
                 Defendant 295    lvstockholm.com
                 Defendant 296    lvsunglasses2012.com
                 Defendant 297    lvsunglassworld.com
                 Defendant 298    lvwalletformen.com
                 Defendant 299    lvwallets.com
                 Defendant 300    lvwwwcom.com
                 Defendant 301    marquesacsdeluxe.com
                 Defendant 302    monogramlouisvuittonwallets.com
                 Defendant 303    monogramlvartsy.com
                 Defendant 304    mylvoutlet.com
                 Defendant 305    neverfulllouis-vuitton.com
                 Defendant 306    newreplicawatch.net
                 Defendant 307    newyorklouisvuitton.com




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                 Defendant 308    olouisvuittonhandbags.com
                 Defendant 309    onelouisvuittonpurses.com
                 Defendant 310    onlinegroupon.com
                 Defendant 311    onlinelvoutlet.com
                 Defendant 312    original-louisvuitton.com
                 Defendant 313    outletforlouisvuittonbag.com
                 Defendant 314    outletlouisvuittonbag.net
                 Defendant 315    outletlouisvuittonmilano.com
                 Defendant 316    outletsforlouisvuittonbag.com
                 Defendant 317    outletstoreshoes.com
                 Defendant 318    owermall.com
                 Defendant 319    paschermagasinfr.com
                 Defendant 320    pickaaahandbags.com
                 Defendant 321    picklvbags.com
                 Defendant 322    pursevalley.co
                 Defendant 323    reallouisvuittonbags.org
                 Defendant 324    replicabagsshop2u.com
                 Defendant 325    replicahandbagshome.com
                 Defendant 326    replicalouis-vuittonbags.com
                 Defendant 327    replicalouisvuittoncheap.org
                 Defendant 328    replicalouisvuittoncheapbags.com
                 Defendant 329    replicalouisvuittonhandbagssales.com
                 Defendant 330    replicalouisvuittonusaoutlet.com
                 Defendant 331    sacamainluxeshopfr.com
                 Defendant 332    sacdemarquepaschere.com
                 Defendant 333    saclouisvuitton-fr.org
                 Defendant 334    sac-louisvuitton-fr.org
                 Defendant 335    saclouisvuittonfrance.org
                 Defendant 336    sacpascher13.com
                 Defendant 337    sacpaschere.org
                 Defendant 338    sacsluxesiteofficiel.com




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                 Defendant 339    sacsmagasinfr3.com
                 Defendant 340    sacsslvuitton.com
                 Defendant 341    sacvuitton-pascher.net
                 Defendant 342    sacvuittonsoldeprix.com
                 Defendant 343    sale4gifts.com
                 Defendant 344    salefashionshoes.com
                 Defendant 345    salemallonline.com
                 Defendant 346    seasonaihandbags.com
                 Defendant 347    sebags.com
                 Defendant 348    selltopbags.com
                 Defendant 349    shopbrandbags.com
                 Defendant 350    shoplouisvuittonon.com
                 Defendant 351    singaporelouisvuitton.com
                 Defendant 352    soldepaschere.com
                 Defendant 353    soldesmoinscher.com
                 Defendant 354    soldesprixpaschere.com
                 Defendant 355    soldesprixpaschere.net
                 Defendant 356    sunglassesoutlet4u.com
                 Defendant 357    supercoolreplicas.com
                 Defendant 358    swisswatch-shop.com
                 Defendant 359    teatropilipinas.org
                 Defendant 360    tiesonlinestore.com
                 Defendant 361    tophotonline.com
                 Defendant 362    ucheaplouisvuittonoutlet.com
                 Defendant 363    ukcheaplouisvuitton.com
                 Defendant 364    uklouisvuittonsalese.com
                 Defendant 365    usabagsaleoutlets.com
                 Defendant 366    usabagsaless.com
                 Defendant 367    usalouisvuittonofficial.net
                 Defendant 368    usbagsalesoutlets.com
                 Defendant 369    uslouisvuittonwallet.com




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                 Defendant 370    v9brand.com
                 Defendant 371    vip-handbags.org
                 Defendant 372    voguebrandbags.com
                 Defendant 373    vreplicahandbags.co.uk
                 Defendant 374    vuittonsacpascher.biz
                 Defendant 375    vuittonsreplicas.com
                 Defendant 376    vuitton--store.com
                 Defendant 377    wbrandbag.net
                 Defendant 378    weblouisvuittonoutlet.com
                 Defendant 379    wholesalelouisvuittonsite.com
                 Defendant 380    wholesalereplicadesigner.com
                 Defendant 381    zebrafishstudios.com




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 O JS 44 (R ev. 2/08)                     CIVIL COVER SHEET
 The JS 44 civil cover sheet and the information contained herein neither replace nor supplement the filing and service of pleadings or other papers as required by law, except as provided
 by local rules of court. This form, approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States in September 1974, is required for the use of the Clerk of Court for the purpose of initiating
 the civil docket sheet. (SEE IN STR U C TIO N S O N THE R EV ER SE O F T HE FO R M .)   NOTICE: Attorneys MUST Indicate All Re-filed Cases Below.
 I. (a) PLAINTIFFS                                                                                                    DEFENDANTS
 LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER, S.A., a foreign business entity                                                             THE PARTNERSHIPS AND UNINCORPORATED
                                                                                                                      ASSOCIATIONS IDENTIFIED ON SCHEDULE “A”, et al.
       (b) County of Residence of First Listed Plaintiff                                                              County of Residence of First Listed Defendant
                                    (EX C EPT IN U .S. PLAIN TIFF C ASES)                                                                                 (IN U .S. PLAIN TIFF C ASES O N LY )

 (c) Attorney’s (Firm N ame, Address, and Telephone N umber)                                                                  N O TE: IN LAN D C O N D EM N ATIO N C ASES, U SE THE LO C ATIO N O F THE TR AC T
                                                                                                                                          LAN D IN V O LV ED .
Stephen M. Gaffigan/STEPHEN M. GAFFIGAN, P.A.
401 East Las Olas Blvd., Suite 130-453, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301                                                  Attorneys (If Know n)
(954) 767-4819

 (d)   Check County Where Action Arose: ✔’               M IAM I- D AD E     ’ MONROE           ’ BR O W AR D      ’ P ALM B EA C H         ’ M AR TIN        ’ ST. LU C IE      ’ IN D IAN R IV ER     ’ O KEEC HO BEE
                                                                                                                                                                                                          HIG HLAN D S

 II. BASIS OF JURISDICTION                                 (Place an “ X ” in O ne Box O nly)              III. CITIZENSHIP OF PRINCIPAL PARTIES (Place an “X ” in O ne Box for Plaintiff
                                                                                                                    (For D iversity C ases O nly)                                            and O ne Box for D efendant)
 ’ 1      U .S. G overnment              ✔’     3   Federal Q uestion                                                                               PTF     DEF                                              PTF      DEF
             Plaintiff                                (U .S. G overnment N ot a Party)                        C itizen of This State         ’        1     ’ 1        Incorporated or Principal Place     ’      4   ’ 4
                                                                                                                                                                       of Business In This State

 ’ 2      U .S. G overnment                  ’ 4     D iversity                                               C itizen of Another State      ’       2       ’     2   Incorporated and Principal Place      ’       5   ’    5
             D efendant                                                                                                                                                   of Business In A nother State
                                                      (Indicate C itizenship of Parties in Item III)

                                                                                                              C itizen or Subject of a       ’       3       ’     3   Foreign N ation                       ’       6   ’    6
                                                                                                                 Foreign C ountry
 IV. NATURE OF SUIT                          (Place an “X ” in O ne B ox O nly)
              CONTRACT                                                  TORTS                                 F O R FE IT U R E /P E N A L T Y                   B A N K R U PT C Y                O T H E R ST A T U T E S
 ’     110 Insurance                          P E R SO N A L IN JU R Y         P E R SO N A L IN JU R Y       ’   610 Agriculture                    ’ 422 Appeal 28 U SC 158               ’   400 State R eapportionment
 ’     120 M arine                       ’    310 Airplane                 ’     362 Personal Injury -        ’   620 O ther Food & D rug            ’ 423 W ithdraw al                     ’   410 Antitrust
 ’     130 M iller Act                   ’    315 Airplane Product                  M ed. M alpractice        ’   625 D rug R elated Seizure              28 U SC 157                       ’   430 Banks and Banking
 ’     140 N egotiable Instrument                 Liability                ’ 365 Personal Injury -                    of Property 21 U SC 881                                               ’   450 C ommerce
 ’     150 R ecovery of O verpayment     ’    320 Assault, Libel &                  Product Liability         ’   630 Liquor Law s                     P R O PE R T Y R IG H T S            ’   460 D eportation
          & Enforcement of Judgment               Slander                  ’ 368 Asbestos Personal            ’   640 R .R . & Truck                 ’ 820 C opyrights                      ’   470 R acketeer Influenced and
 ’     151 M edicare Act                 ’    330 Federal Employers’                Injury P roduct           ’   650 Airline R egs.                 ’ 830 Patent                                  C orrupt O rganizations
 ’     152 R ecovery of D efaulted                Liability                         Liability                 ’   660 O ccupational                  ✘ 840 Trademark
                                                                                                                                                     ’                                      ’   480 C onsumer C redit
          Student Loans                  ’    340 M arine                   P E R SO N A L P R O P E R T Y            Safety/Health                                                         ’   490 Cable/Sat TV
          (Excl. V eterans)              ’    345 M arine Product          ’ 370 O ther Fraud                 ’   690 O ther                                                                ’   810 Selective Service
 ’     153 R ecovery of O verpayment              Liability                ’ 371 Truth in Lending                           LABOR                      SO C IA L SE C U R IT Y              ’ 850 Securities/C ommodities/
           of V eteran’s Benefits        ’    350 M otor V ehicle          ’ 380 O ther Personal              ’   710 Fair Labor Standards           ’ 861 HIA (1395ff)                         Exchange
 ’     160 Stockholders’ Suits           ’    355 M otor V ehicle                   Property D amage                  Act                            ’ 862 Black Lung (923)                 ’   875 C ustomer C hallenge
 ’     190 O ther C ontract                       Product Liability        ’ 385 Property D amage             ’   720 Labor/M gmt. R elations        ’ 863 D IW C /D IW W (405(g))                 12 U SC 3410
 ’     195 C ontract Product Liability   ’    360 O ther Personal                   Product Liability         ’   730 Labor/M gmt.R eporting         ’ 864 SSID Title X V I                 ’   890 O ther Statutory Actions
 ’     196 Franchise                              Injury                                                              & D isclosure Act              ’ 865 R SI (405(g))                    ’   891 Agricultural Acts
         R E A L P R O PE R T Y                 C IV IL R IG H T S          P R ISO N E R PE T IT IO N S      ’   740 R ailw ay Labor Act              F E D E R A L T A X SU IT S          ’   892 Economic Stabilization Act
 ’     210 Land C ondemnation            ’    441 V oting                  ’ 510 M otions to V acate          ’   790 O ther Labor Litigation        ’ 870 Taxes (U .S. Plaintiff           ’   893 Environmental M atters
 ’     220 Foreclosure                   ’    442 Employment                        Sentence                  ’   791 E m pl. R et. Inc . Security         or D efendant)                   ’   894 Energy Allocation Act
 ’     230 R ent Lease & Ejectment       ’    443 Housing/                      H abeas C orpus:                  Act                                ’ 871 IR S— Third Party                ’
                                                                                                                                                                                                895 Freedom of Information Act
 ’     240 Torts to Land                      Accommodations               ’ 530 G eneral                                                                  26 U SC 7609
 ’     245 Tort Product Liability        ’    444 W elfare                 ’ 535 D eath Penalty                         IM M IG R A T IO N                                                  ’ 900 Appeal of Fee D etermination
                                              445 Amer. w /D isabilities -                                        462 N aturalization                                                          U nder Equal Access to Justice
 ’ 290 All O ther R eal Property         ’                                 ’ 540 M andamus & O ther           ’
                                              Employment                                                          Application
                                              446 Amer. w /D isabilities -                                        463 Habeas C orpus-Alien
                                         ’                                 ’ 550 C ivil R ights               ’
                                              O ther                                                              D etainee
                                                                                                                  465 O ther Immigration                                                        950 C onstitutionality of State
                                         ’ 440 O ther C ivil R ights         ’    555 Prison C ondition       ’                                                                             ’
                                                                                                                  Actions                                                                          Statutes


V. ORIGIN                      (Place an “X ” in O ne B ox O nly)                                                                                                                                          Appeal to District
                                                                                                                                            Transferred from
✔ 1 Original
’                             ’ 2 Removed from                    ’ 3 Re-filed-                        ’   4 Reinstated or ’ 5 another district                        ’ 6 Multidistrict         ’ 7 Judge from
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Magistrate
          Proceeding                 State Court                           (see VI below)                     Reopened                      (specify)                          Litigation
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Judgment
                                                                             a) Re-filed Case ’ YES ✔ NO
                                                                                                    ’                                    b) Related Cases ’ YES ’ NO
                                                                                                                                                                ✔
 VI. RELATED/RE-FILED                               (See instructions
 CASE(S).                                           second page):            JUDGE                                                                        DOCKET NUMBER

                                                Cite the U.S. Civil Statute under which you are filing and Write a Brief Statement of Cause (Do not cite jurisdictional statutes unless
                                                diversity):
 VII. CAUSE OF ACTION Trademark infringement and counterfeiting pursuant to 15 USC 1114

                                                                     5
                                                LENGTH OF TRIAL via ______ days estimated (for both sides to try entire case)
 VIII. REQUESTED IN                             ’ CHECK IF THIS IS A CLASS ACTION                                 DEMAND $                                          CHECK YES only if demanded in complaint:
       COM PLAINT:                                   UNDER F.R.C.P. 23                                                                                              JURY DEMAND:                  ✔
                                                                                                                                                                                         ’ Yes ’ No
 ABOVE INFORMATION IS TRUE & CORRECT TO                                           SIG N ATU R E O F ATTO R N EY O F R EC O R D                                                  D ATE
 THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
                                                                                                                                                                             May 10, 2012
                                                                                                                                          F O R O F F IC E U SE O N L Y

                                                                                                                                AM O U N T                               R EC EIPT #                           IFP
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JS 44 R everse (R ev. 02/08)


                        INSTRUCTIONS FOR ATTORNEYS COMPLETING CIVIL COVER SHEET FORM JS 44

                                                                  Authority For Civil Cover Sheet
    The JS 44 civil cover sheet and the information contained herein neither replaces nor supplements the filings and service of pleading or other papers as required
by law, except as provided by local rules of court. This form, approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States in September 1974, is required for the use
of the Clerk of Court for the purpose of initiating the civil docket sheet. Consequently, a civil cover sheet is submitted to the Clerk of Court for each civil complaint
filed. The attorney filing a case should complete the form as follows:
I.       (a) Plaintiffs-Defendants. Enter names (last, first, middle initial) of plaintiff and defendant. If the plaintiff or defendant is a government agency, use only
the full name or standard abbreviations. If the plaintiff or defendant is an official within a government agency, identify first the agency and then the official, giving
both name and title.
         (b) County of Residence. For each civil case filed, except U.S. plaintiff cases, enter the name of the county where the first listed plaintiff resides at the time
of filing. In U.S. plaintiff cases, enter the name of the county in which the first listed defendant resides at the time of filing. (NOTE: In land condemnation cases,
the county of residence of the “defendant” is the location of the tract of land involved.)
         (c) Attorneys. Enter the firm name, address, telephone number, and attorney of record. If there are several attorneys, list them on an attachment, noting
in this section “(see attachment)”.
         (d) Choose one County where Action Arose.
II.     Jurisdiction. The basis of jurisdiction is set forth under Rule 8(a), F.R.C.P., which requires that jurisdictions be shown in pleadings. Place an “X” in one
of the boxes. If there is more than one basis of jurisdiction, precedence is given in the order shown below.
United States plaintiff. (1) Jurisdiction based on 28 U.S.C. 1345 and 1348. Suits by agencies and officers of the United States are included here.
United States defendant. (2) When the plaintiff is suing the United States, its officers or agencies, place an “X” in this box.
Federal question. (3) This refers to suits under 28 U.S.C. 1331, where jurisdiction arises under the Constitution of the United States, an amendment to the
Constitution, an act of Congress or a treaty of the United States. In cases where the U.S. is a party, the U.S. plaintiff or defendant code takes precedence, and box
1 or 2 should be marked.
Diversity of citizenship. (4) This refers to suits under 28 U.S.C. 1332, where parties are citizens of different states. When Box 4 is checked, the citizenship of the
different parties must be checked. (See Section III below; federal question actions take precedence over diversity cases.)
III.    Residence (citizenship) of Principal Parties. This section of the JS 44 is to be completed if diversity of citizenship was indicated above. Mark this section
for each principal party.
IV.     Nature of Suit. Place an “X” in the appropriate box. If the nature of suit cannot be determined, be sure the cause of action, in Section VI below, is sufficient
to enable the deputy clerk or the statistical clerks in the Administrative Office to determine the nature of suit. If the cause fits more than one nature of suit, select
the most definitive.
V.        Origin. Place an “X” in one of the seven boxes.
Original Proceedings. (1) Cases which originate in the United States District Courts.
Removed from State Court. (2) Proceedings initiated in state courts may be removed to the district courts under Title 28 U.S.C., Section 1441. When the petition
for removal is granted, check this box.
Refiled (3) Attach copy of Order for Dismissal of Previous case. Also complete VI.
Reinstated or Reopened. (4) Check this box for cases reinstated or reopened in the district court. Use the reopening date as the filing date.
Transferred from Another District. (5) For cases transferred under Title 28 U.S.C. Section 1404(a). Do not use this for within district transfers or multidistrict
litigation transfers.
Multidistrict Litigation. (6) Check this box when a multidistrict case is transferred into the district under authority of Title 28 U.S.C. Section 1407. When this box
is checked, do not check (5) above.
Appeal to District Judge from Magistrate Judgment. (7) Check this box for an appeal from a magistrate judge’s decision.
VI.    Related/Refiled Cases. This section of the JS 44 is used to reference related pending cases or re-filed cases. Insert the docket numbers and the corresponding
judges name for such cases.

VII. Cause of Action. Report the civil statute directly related to the cause of action and give a brief description of the cause. Do not cite jurisdictional statutes
unless diversity.        Example:               U.S. Civil Statute: 47 USC 553
                                                Brief Description: Unauthorized reception of cable service
VIII. Requested in Complaint. Class Action. Place an “X” in this box if you are filing a class action under Rule 23, F.R.Cv.P.
Demand. In this space enter the dollar amount (in thousands of dollars) being demanded or indicate other demand such as a preliminary injunction.
Jury Demand. Check the appropriate box to indicate whether or not a jury is being demanded.

Date and Attorney Signature. Date and sign the civil cover sheet.

				
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