Crime and Courts
6:56 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Coach Sues 'The Fabulous Store' For Copyright Infringement

Luxury goods manufacturer Coach has sued a The Fabulous Store in Wichita, its owner, and an employee for allegedly selling phony goods bearing its brand name. The civil lawsuit alleges copyright and trademark infringement, unfair competition, unjust enrichment and trademark dilution.

The lawsuit filed Friday against The Fabulous Store is the latest legal headache for store owner Glenda Morgan. A three-count indictment was filed last month against the store and Morgan, charging they sold counterfeit goods imported from China. The criminal charges accuse her of selling handbags, wallets, sunglasses and jewelry from numerous manufacturers.

Morgan declined comment yesterday.

Coach wants to block the store from selling its fraudulent goods and to destroy any remaining inventory. It also seeks damages of more than $2 million for each counterfeited trademark.