Louis Vuitton Lawsuit Set to Make Waves in Counterfeit Liability

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Intellectual property lawyers are welcoming the lawsuit that luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton has pinged on a Toronto flea market, claiming it could set a precedent in the fight against fakes.

The lawsuit, which the fashion brand filed last year against the owners and operators of Dr Flea's Flea Market, alleges the landlords knowingly or negligently allowed the advertisement and sale of fake Louis Vuitton goods that infringed the brand's copyright.

The case is considered the first of its kind in Canada.