Drop That Faux Fendi! Web Host’s Liability for Counterfeiting Retailers Upheld

In Uncategorized on 09/19/2011 at 2:48 pm

On Sept. 12, 2011, the 9th Cir. issued a ruling upholding a U.S. web host’s liability for hosting a Chinese-based counterfeiting retailer. Akanoc has been embroiled in a legal battle since 2009, when designer Louis Vuitton brought suit after Akanoc ignored numerous take down notices from the designer.

Trial by jury was not kind to defendants prior to the 9th Cir. decision.

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