On October 9th WHIPgroup filed a Complaint and Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut on behalf of Vineyard Vines. The case is against serial counterfeiters who set up fraudulent websites that mimic the actual Vineyard Vines website, and use Facebook advertisements to divert unsuspecting customers to these websites. On the same day the Complaint and Motion were filed, the Court granted WHIPgroup’s Motion, allowing Vineyard Vines to have these websites shut down by their domain registrar. The case will continue to a preliminary injunction hearing where WHIPgroup will argue to have the websites transferred to its control, as well as an accounting of damages. It is important to always be cautious online and assure you are making a purchase from an authorized seller.
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