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    Default Ex Employee of Hermes (Taiwan) Sued for selling fake bags!!

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    TAIPEI (AFP) French luxury goods group Hermes hailed a Taiwan court's ruling to impose a record fine of 7.77 million US dollars on a former employee for selling counterfeit bags.


    "The compensation award is the largest amount ever awarded in a trademark infringement case in Taiwan. Hermes Taiwan is grateful for the decision," a company statement said.


    Hermes "believes it will serve as a warning to those unscrupulous operators seeking to profit from the sale of counterfeit goods."


    According to Taiwanese trademark laws, violators can be subject to a fine between 500 to 1,500 times of the price of the original product.


    Joyce Lee, a former Hermes saleswoman, was convicted of selling four fake Hermes Haut a Courroie and Birkin bags totalling 2.05 million Taiwan dollars (60,000 US) between 2004 and 2005.


    Lee must publish the verdict in two local newspapers as an apology to the company and its customers according to the ruling.


    Hermes said that Lee acquired the company's VIP lists without authorisation and approached some clients claiming that she could get past the waiting lists to obtain the bags for them.


    Hermes bags, which can cost up to six million Taiwan dollars each, are highly sought after, particularly among the island's celebrities, and there is a waiting period of between eight to ten years for a crocodile Birkin bag, according to the company.
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    Default Re: Ex Employee of Hermes (Taiwan) Sued for selling fake bags!!

    Why would they not just take a trip to Paris or NYC and grab a bag? Why the wait? And how silly. These bags are so blown out of proportion.
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    Default Re: Ex Employee of Hermes (Taiwan) Sued for selling fake bags!!

    That is utterly ridiculous!!
    Wait for 8-10 years for a bag ???!!! WHY????? there are so many fabulous designers out there with better bags
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    Default Re: Ex Employee of Hermes (Taiwan) Sued for selling fake bags!!

    wow this is crazy!

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    Default Re: Ex Employee of Hermes (Taiwan) Sued for selling fake bags!!

    I would just buy one on eBay if I really wanted a croc bag, not wait that long!
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    Default Re: Ex Employee of Hermes (Taiwan) Sued for selling fake bags!!

    wow, that is crazy! the people who bought from her probably assumed they were real, since they knew she worked for hermes. i wonder what kind of profit she made? insane.

    also, those fakes must have been pretty good, if they fooled Hermes VIPs (who I assume have a bunch of Birkins already and know what they look/feel like)
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    Default Re: Ex Employee of Hermes (Taiwan) Sued for selling fake bags!!

    Insane!!!! I doubt that any of their associates can afford the items that they are selling. The obsession with celebrities and their bags has helped to fuel the appetite for the little people that can not afford them. I would rather carry a less expensive authentic bag than a counterfeit bag.

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