Flea market owner is liable for trademark infringement of fake Coach products

6th Circuit rules that owner knew or should have known about the counterfeit goods

On Friday, the 6th Circuit ruled for the first time on the question of whether the owner of a flea market can be liable for contributory trademark infringement, and answered in the affirmative.

The court unanimously found that Frederick Goodfellow, owner of The Southwest Flea Market in Memphis, Tennessee, knew or should have known that some of the market vendors were selling counterfeit Coach products.

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