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Well, this is awkward. While most luxury fashion labels tend to clean up in counterfeit suits, Chanel has been ordered to pay €200,000 to a former knitwear supplier on charges that Chanel copied one of its crochet patterns. World Tricot originally sued Chanel for €200,000 in 2009 for wrongful termination of a business relationship and counterfeiting.
Chanel fired back accusations of “public disparagement” with regards to the counterfeiting charges, and the fashion house ended up winning that battle. But on Friday, a Paris appeals court overturned that ruling and ordered Chanel to pay the original amount for counterfeiting.
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