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Facebook, Gucci File Joint Lawsuit Against Online Counterfeiter

  • Lawsuit meant to ensure shoppers aren’t deceived: statement
  • Facebook has already taken down counterfeit accounts

Facebook Inc. and Gucci filed their first joint lawsuit against an alleged online counterfeiter as the web giant and luxury brand move to crack down on the fraudulent practice.

Facebook and Kering SA’s Italian fashion brand filed the suit against an individual for breach-of-contract, claiming violations of the social media platform’s terms and the infringement of Gucci’s intellectual property rights, they said in a statement. The suit was filed in federal court in northern California.