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Harley-Davidson Sues Online Purveyors of Fake Merchandise

April 3, 2019, 7:41 PM

Online merchants in China and other nations are willfully violating U.S. trademark laws and injuring Harley-Davidson Inc. by selling inferior and unlicensed merchandise to unsuspecting consumers, a new lawsuit alleges.

The April 3 complaint, filed by H-D USA LLC against a sealed list of online retailers, is the latest in a trend seeking to quell web-based purveyors of fake goods that cost U.S. manufacturers billions of dollars annually.

A similar trademark infringement suit was filed March 14 by NBA Properties Inc., Major League Baseball Properties Inc., MLB Advanced Media LP, NHL Enterprises, NFL Properties LLC, IMG College Licensing LLC, and ...

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