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Chanel Ordered to Pay €200,000 in 3-Year-Old Lawsuit

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reveals that luxury label Chanel is ordered to pay €200,000 to a former knitwear supplier following an appeal from a 2009 lawsuit that said the house copied one of World Tricots crochet patterns. While Chanel was originally able to put to rest a lawsuit by the knitwear company that claimed wrongful termination of a business relationship and counterfeiting, a Paris appeals court overturned the counterfeiting portion of the original suit Friday.


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.

Chanel Ordered to Pay €200,000 in 3-Year-Old Lawsuit

Chanel Ordered to Pay €200,000 in 3-Year-Old Lawsuit

Photo Courtesy of Chanel

The latest in fashion news reveals that luxury label Chanel is ordered to pay €200,000 to a former knitwear supplier following an appeal from a 2009 lawsuit that said the house copied one of World Tricot’s crochet patterns. While Chanel was originally able to put to rest a lawsuit by the knitwear company that claimed wrongful termination of a business relationship and counterfeiting, a Paris appeals court overturned the counterfeiting portion of the original suit Friday.
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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