David Beckham wins £240million legal battle against online counterfeiters flogging fakes of his gear

Becks will be pleased the counterfeiters must cease selling, as well as give up profits


Posted Monday, April 15, 2024 by Thesun.co.uk

DAVID Beckham has won a £240million legal battle against dozens of online counterfeiters flogging fakes of his designer gear.

The ex-England ace, 48, is a director of a firm which had been seeking up to £1.6million from each of 150 online sellers, mostly in Asia, profiting from the racket.

David Beckham wins £240million legal battle against online counterfeiters flogging fakes of his gear
David Beckham has won a big legal case against counterfeiters flogging rip-off versions of his merch online

DB Ventures looks after the star’s most lucrative deals and had filed a lawsuit in the US.

Paperwork from the case shows the counterfeiters were selling via sites including Amazon, eBay and Etsy.

The items included clothing, shirts and footwear, footballs, perfume, hair and bodycare products, posters, video games, eyewear, jewellery, and watches.

The complaint said: “Their sale poses a real threat to DBV’s brand, and affects the sustainability of its business.

“It also affects individuals and companies who unwittingly purchase them.”

Last August Becks was granted a temporary injunction and asset freeze. The judge has now made them permanent.

The court order also granted DBV’s motion for a default judgment against 44 of the defendants — awarding £8,000 for every infringement.

The £352,000 total award is substantially less than the £240million Becks’ team were seeking from the 15 firms combined.

But he will be pleased the counterfeiters must cease selling, as well as give up profits.

DBV had hired trademark specialists The Sladkus Law Group to stop the dodgy sales.

Partner Jeffrey Sladkus explained in the filing that the sites were difficult to track as they never had the right address or phone number.

He said legal threats was the only way to stop them.

Meanwhile, Becks and wife Victoria shared weekend pics of themselves in the gym.

David showed off his six-pack while Victoria wore grey activewear in the post to her 32million followers.

The ex-Spice Girl joked: “Saturday workout with this fit guy! You’re welcome!!! Kisses.”



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