Norwegian fashion agent prosecuted for pirate sales – E24

A Norwegian fashion agent is being sued by an international group for selling pirated clothing.


International fashion giant Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) is suing Norwegian Only The Brave Industri for illegally importing designer clothing and reselling it to several Norwegian stores, writes Finansavisen. A&F is best known in Norway, where it has been responsible for the introduction of brands such as Napapjiri, Nolita and Kejo.

– Abercrombie has iron control over who sells the products and is very keen to protect the brand, lawyer Elisabeth Ohm told Finansavisen on behalf of Abercrombie.

She says they will initially stop the activity, but it might also be appropriate to demand compensation.

Through his lawyer, owner and managing director of Only The Brave Industri, Hans Georg Nørstrud denies to Finansavisen that the company sold counterfeit products.

– These are original garments, which have been legally imported from the EEA. We therefore believe that the petition is unfounded, says lawyer Kjetil Vågen.

The newspaper writes that parallel import is legal if the products have already been marketed in the EEA, with the consent of the brand owner.

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