Rocawear Sues Wholesaler for Selling Knockoffs
Lawyers for Rocawear Licensing LLC filed the suit in Florida Southern District Court on April 5, claiming that Ahmad Jamhour, owner of Bargain Wholesaler and Top Brand Wholesalers, is guilty of selling knockoffs of Jay's iconic line, specifically jean capris and ladies tops.
Rocawear's lawyers are seeking a permanent injunction against Jamhour, barring his stores from further manufacturing, displaying, marketing or selling Rocawear products.
This is not the first time Jamhour has been accused of counterfeiting an artist's apparel or merchandise. In December 2009, Jamhour and his company, Top Brand Wholesalers, were sued by Bravado International Group for bootlegging Michael Jackson shirts, posters and various other memorabilia.
Judging from the Bargain Wholesaler and Top Brand Wholesalers online stores, there may be further suits against Jamhour, as he also sells "100% Authenticity Guaranteed!" apparel by G-Unit, Sean John, Dereon, Ed Hardy, Ecko and many others.