A federal judge in Orange County this month ordered a Little Saigon beauty salon accused of selling poor quality counterfeit Chanel products to cease it trademark infringement actions and pay the beauty industry giant more than $72,000.
That finding by U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney is relatively good news for Sharon Huynh-Nha Vu, owner of Mode Salon Inc. which operates as Spa By Mode at 9876 Bolsa Avenue in Westminster.
New York and Los Angeles lawyers for Chanel originally had sought more than $2 million from Vu in their September 2012 complaint filed in the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana.
Carney's order bans Vu and any of her employees from selling fake Chanel products including bracelets, pins, earrings, handbags, jewelry, wallets, travel luggage, purses, watches or tote bags, or "from representing themselves as being connected with Chanel."
Chanel's courthouse victory was a cinch.
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Vu failed to reply to the complaint and the judge issued a default judgment against her.
[Note: According to court records, Vu also goes by Sharon Huynh-Na Vu, Sharon Nga T. Vu, Huynh Nga Vu, Huynh Nga Vu and Sharon N. Vu.]