Legal

• Nicole Lee Legal Counsels •

LIM, NEXUS LLP
(USA)

1055 West Seventh Street, Suite 2800
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel (213) 955-9500
Fax (213) 955-9511
BOIES SCHILLER FLEXNER LLP
(USA)

725 S. Figueroa St., 31st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel (213) 629-9040
Fax (213) 629-9022
STEIN SHOSTAK SHOSTAK POLLACK & O’HARA, LLP (USA)
865 South Figueroa Street, Suite 1388
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel (213) 630-8888
Fax (213) 630-8890
JENKINS
(Europe)

26 Caxton Street
London SW1H 0RJ
Tel +44 (0)20 7931 7141
Fax +44 (0)20 7222 4660
UNITALEN ATTORNEYS AT LAW
(China)

7/8th Floor, Scitech Place,
22 Jian Guo Men Wai Ave
Beijing 100004, China
Tel (10) 5920-8888
Fax (10) 85110965
ZHEJIANG ZEDA LAW FIRM
(China)

6/F C Zuo 311 Jiangbingxi Road,
Yiwu, Zhejiang, China
Tel (579) 8532-21277
Fax (579) 8547-1748
PROVIMARCAS
(Colombia)

Calle 32 D 80 B 12
Medellin, Colombia
Tel 574 250 04 02
BIAGGI & MESSINA – ABOGADOS
(Dominican Republic)

Ave. Abraham Lincoln No. 403, La Julia
Santo Domingo, República Dominicana
Tel (809) 535-1414
Fax (809) 535-8181
AROSEMENA BURBANO &
ASOCIADOS (Ecuador)

Ave. Francisco de Prellana Edificio
Blue Towers – Marriott Courtyard,
piso 12, oficina 1205
Tel (5934) 2631444
Fax (5934) 2630872
DIAZ-DURAN & ASOCIADOS
CENTRAL LAW (Guatemala)

1 5 ave 18-28 Z. 13
Ciudad de Guatemala
Tel (502) 2383 6000
Fax (502) 2361 3317
BENEDETTI & BENEDETTI
(Republic of Panama)

Samuel Lewis Avenue,
Comosa Building, 21st Floor
Panama, Rep. of Panama
Tel (507) 208-9000
Fax (507) 269-1474
ROSSELLO ATTORNEY AT LAW | ABOGADOS (Peru)
Ave Camino Real 348, Torre El Pilar, Piso 12
San Isidro, Lima, Peru
Tel (511) 222-7700
Fax (511) 222-2555
McCONNEL VALDES LLC
(Puerto Rico)

270 Muñoz Rivera Avenue Hato Rey,
Puerto Rico 00918
Tel (787) 250-5627
Fax (787) 759-2798

• Legal Action •

2017 (January) – Nicole, Inc vs Supertiendas Xtra, SA
* Honduras Custom confiscates a full container of replicas of Nicole Lee (approximately 5,100 units) being smuggled into Honduras.
* Nicole Lee USA along with local authorities, file law suit to the subject infringer to the maximum extent of the law.
* Nicole Lee USA is always vigilant to protect our intellectual properties from infringers.
* Pictures: View Pictures

2016 (August) – Nicole, Inc. vs 7 Counterfeiters in Colombia.
* Local authorities of Colombia conducts a major counterfeit operation in Bogota, Colombia against 7 businesses simultaneously and confiscates thousands of Nicole Lee counterfeit products.
* Nicole Lee files law suit to Colombia Court and will prosecute those responsible to the maximum extent of the law.
* This is one of the many counterfeit operation performed by the brand in many countries against infringers and will continuously protect our rights.
* Pictures: View Pictures

2015 (December) – Nicole, Inc vs 5 counterfeiters in Ecuador (Wang Meijuan: JDM Accessories Importadora / Xue Xiaobin: A BIN IMPORTADOR COMERCIAL / Yang Liu: Local Comercial Cheng / Zhang ZhaoZhen: Local Comercial Importadora / Yan TuanJian: Yan Comercial Yan)
* Local authorities of Ecuador conducts a major counterfeit operation in Guayaquil, Ecuador against 5 businesses simultaneously and confiscates thousands of Nicole Lee counterfeit products.
* Nicole Lee files law suit to Ecuador Court and will prosecute those responsible to the maximum extent of the law.
* This is one of the many counterfeit operation performed by the brand in many countries against infringers and will continuously protect our rights.
* Video: View Pictures: View Pictures

2015 (November) – Nicole Inc vs Illegal manufacturer of Nicole Lee counterfeits in China
* Nicole Lee sends C&D letters to tens of manufacturers in China who produces Nicole Lee counterfeits and initiates legal action.
* View Documentation

2015 (October) – Nicole Lee vs Nostrum Enterprises S.A. (Panama)
* Nicole Lee sues Nostrum Enterprises S.A. (Free Trade Zone) for trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, copyright infringement and confiscates hundreds counterfeits from site.
* Investigation is ongoing and criminal charges are being filed against the responsible.
* View Documentation

2015 (October) – Nicole Lee vs Petosilver Panama S.A. (Panama)
* Nicole Lee sues Petosilver Panama S.A. (Free Trade Zone) for trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, copyright infringement and confiscates hundreds counterfeits from site.
* Investigation is ongoing and criminal charges are being filed against the responsible.
* View Documentation

2015 (October) – China Customs seizes thousands of Nicole Lee counterfeits.
* Thousands of counterfeit Nicole Lee goods were seized in China Custom while conducting an export inspection which the goods were destined to Ecuador.
* Nicole Lee request China Custom to increase the inspection on all handbag shipment headed to this country.
* Chinese: View Documentation Pictures: View Pictures

2015 (September) – Nicole, Inc. vs Zhi Chen International (Panama)
* Panama Custom Authority seizes one container of Nicole Lee counterfeits smuggled in to Panama Free Zone.
* Investigation is ongoing and criminal charges are being filed against the responsible.
* View Documentation

2015 (September) – Nicole, Inc. vs Big Time International Corp. (Panama)
* Panama Custom Authority conducts an operative search in Free Zone and seizes hundreds of Nicole Lee counterfeits from the subject facility.
* Nicole is in the process of filing law suit against the accused.
* View Documentation

2015 (September) – Nicole, Inc vs Comercial Unica (Panama)
* Panama Custom Authority conducts an operative search in Free Zone and seizes hundreds of Nicole Lee counterfeits from the subject facility
* Nicole is in the process of filing law suit against the accused.
* View Documentation

2015 (June) – Nicole, Inc. vs Joymax Handbag, Inc.
* Nicole Lee sends Cease and Desist Letter to Joymax Handbag, Inc. for trade dress infringement. Joymax responds it has cancelled all pending orders and does not plan to do so in the future.

2015 (May) – China Custom confiscates thousands of Nicole Lee counterfeit goods at Chinese port while inspecting for export.
* Tens of thousands of Nicole Lee counterfeits are being smuggled out of China to all around the world.
* English: View Documentation Chinese: View Documentation Pictures: View Pictures

2015 (April) – Nicole, Inc. vs Ourz Fashion, Inc. (Case No. 2:15-cv-02955)
* Nicole Lee sues Ourz Fashion dba Celliniage for $150,000 for Copyright Infringement, Vicarious and/or Contributory Copyright Infringement.
* Courts grants Preliminary Injunction against defendant. Defendant pays undisclosed penalty, and signs a confidential settlement agreement.

2015 (April) – Nicole, Inc. vs Novus, Inc., Grupo Novus, Inc., Companies A,B and C, and Insurance Companies X, Y, Z.
Civil Seizures in (Case No. CV-15-1296 (GAG))

* Nicole Lee sues Novus, Inc. and its subsidiaries for $1.2 Million (for all combined damage claim) on Copyright Infringement;
Trade Dress Infringement; Unfair Competition; Request for Temporary Restraining Order; Seizure Order; Preliminary and Permanent Injunction; and Damages. The court issues warrant to search the store and seize substantial units of infringing handbags and Novus agrees to surrender additional 904 units of infringing products.
* Court grants Preliminary Injunction against defendant.
* Defendant pays an undisclosed penalty and signs a settlement agreement.
* View Documentation

2014- Nicole, Inc vs Cielo (Case No. CV14-7551 PSG PLAx) 
* Nicole Lee sues Brentano (Cielo USA Design Group, Inc) for $5 million in damage and seeks for Motion for Preliminary Injunction for Trademark Infringement, trade dress, unfair competition. 
* Court grants final judgement and permanent injunction against the defendant.
* Brentano surrenders 23,000 + units of handbags and recalls more than 20,000 units of products from the market.

2014 (December) – Jamaica Customs seize thousands of Nicole, Inc counterfeit goods with the collaboration from US Customs. 
* View Documentation

2014 (November) – US Custom seizes Nicole, Inc branded counterfeit products in Miami, FL 
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2014 (July) – US Custom seizes Nicole, Inc branded counterfeits in Jacksonville, Florida (Seizure # 6745-7(1)C) 
* View Documentation

2014 (July) – Colombian local officials confiscate hundreds of Nicole Lee counterfeit goods in Cali, Colombia. 
* View Documentation

2013- Nicole, Inc vs Divine Handbags dba Jan C Fashion
* Nicole Lee sends a Cease and Desist Letter to Divine Handbags for copyright infringement, trade dresss, and unfair competition.
* Divine Handbag responds to our letter and complies with our demand and surrenders 600 units of subject bags.

2012- Nicole, Inc vs Deyce USA
* Nicole Lee sends Cease and Desist Letter to Deyce USA for copyright infringement and trade dress.
* Deyce USA responds to the letter and agrees to comply.
* Nicole Lee and Deyce USA sign a confidential settlement agreement and surrenders 1,200 units of subject bags.

2011- Nicole, Inc vs. Meada Corporation (Previously Diophy International, Inc.) (Case No. CV11 0966 ABC)
* Nicole Lee sues Meada Corporation (Previously Diophy International, Inc) and its downstreams customers for copyright infringement; Unfair Competition, and Unfair Business Practices.
* Meada Corp. signs a confidential settlement agreement with undisclosed penalty amount.

2010- Nicole, Inc. vs Bearco USA, FashionKnockoffs.com, BWI USA, et. al.
* Nicole Lee sends C&D letter for violation of Copyright Infringement and Trade Dress.
* Bearco USA responds to the letter and agrees to comply and remove all subject products from the market.

2010- Nicole, Inc vs Amazing Imports, Inc.
* Nicole Lee sends Cease and Desist Letter to Amazing Imports for copyright infringement.
* Amazing Imports, Inc. responds to the letter and agrees to comply.
* Amazing Imports, Inc. pays penalty and signs a confidential settlement agreement.

2009 – Nicole, Inc vs Rodem, Inc (Galian)
* Nicole Lee sends Cease and Desist letter to Galian for trade dress infringement
* Galian responds to the letter and agrees to comply.
* Rodem, Inc pays penalty and sign confidential settlement agreement.

• Counterfeit Education •