Costco Wholesale Corporation must turn to Gucci America Corporation. what they are called of clients who bought Gucci watches at Costco stores, a federal judge in New You are able to ruled Monday.
The ruling enables Gucci to make contact with as much as 20 clients who bought Gucci watches at Costco, or had them fixed there, to find out if the watches were genuine Guccis. Justice of the peace Judge Frank S. Maas, of U . s . States District Court for that Southern District of recent You are able to, stated Gucci could question five Costco clients included in the luxury goods maker's two-year-old suit from the wholesaler / retailer.
Costco, located in Issaquah, Clean., had opposed Gucci's request being an invasion of their customers' privacy. Less than 1Thousand Gucci watches were offered at Costco, the judge stated.
Gucci, one of Gucci Group N.V. of Amsterdam, accused Costco of breaking trademark laws and regulations by disbursing warranty cards with unauthorized reproductions from the Gucci logo design. Gucci claims that a few of the Gucci watches offered by Costco might have been counterfeit. Costco declines the claims.