Louis Vuitton finalizes designer knockoff settlement terms with Swap Shop flea market
How much the Swap Shop’s owners had to pay to settle a lawsuit filed by Louis Vuitton over the sale of designer knockoffs at the flea market is still a mystery.
But some of the terms of the confidential agreement the French luxury brand made with market owners Preston and Betty Henn were revealed in court papers filed in federal court in Fort Lauderdale.
Both sides agreed to settle the civil lawsuit last month on the seventh day of trial. Louis Vuitton had accused the Henns of contributory trademark violations, alleging they routinely turned a blind eye to vendors who sold designer fakes at the flea market on Sunrise Boulevard in Lauderhill.
The Henns admitted no wrongdoing.
They agreed to employ an inspector who will regularly look for knockoffs being sold by vendors and report back to the Swap Shop and Louis Vuitton.
The inspector will conduct searches at least four days per month,
and Louis Vuitton retained the right to send its own investigators to do unannounced, random searches.