Burberry and Louis Vuitton have been handed £2.5 million in a landmark ruling against counterfeit bag manufacturers in Canada. The fashion brands took the fakers, Singga Enterprises Inc and Carnation Fashion Company, to court after the company had been making copies of designer bags since 2006.
Louis Vuitton's head of intellectual property told Vogue, 'This is a landmark award and decisive victory for Louis Vuitton. We hope this decision will send a message to counterfeiters the world over that Louis Vuitton will aggressively implement its zero tolerance policy against counterfeiting.'
The case is seen as an important ruling against fake bag manufacturers, and could herald the end of the fake designer market.