Legal Matters. Costco Sues YSL Over Smelly Deal. Second City Style Blog

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October 24, 2007 • Fashion

Opium_2

Wouldn’t you think this to be the other way around? Costco Wholesale Corp. filed a lawsuit Wednesday against
Yves Saint Laurent Parfums SA, YSL Beauté Inc. and Quality King
Distributors in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., asking
for a declaratory judgment involving the sale of alleged counterfeit
perfume.

According WWD, Costco said it purchased 2,500
units of product purported to be genuine Opium perfume from Quality
King Distributors for $87,500. YSL Parfums and YSL Beauté contacted the
warehouse club retailer on Oct. 2 to demand that it stop selling the
product because the beauty firms alleged that the goods were
counterfeit.
Costco
claimed in its complaint, YSL
companies involved have not provided the retailer with evidence about
the products in question. Costco removed the perfume from shelves on
October 11, after receiving a letter from YSL that included a proposed
lawsuit. No documents have been filed by
YSL against Costco and Costco maintains that Quality
King is responsible and liable for costs and expenses
associated with the lawsuit.

The
complaint asked the court to declare whether Costco’s sale of the
perfume infringed YSL’s rights and whether Quality King is liable to
Costco and to YSL.

Something smells funny. Lesson learned, be careful of perfume you buy at Costco.

Source: WWD

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