Lacoste Clothing + Croc Polos Bite Back!The Croc bites back hard against rampant counterfeits in China! Lacoste is seeking 100,000 yuan ($12,476) in compensation from each of five retailers in the Silk Market, with the landlord also named as a defendant, said Paul Ranjard, partner at law firm Adamas in Beijing.”

Lacoste has filed a lawsuit against a few vendors of the Silk Market and the case has just been accepted and registered by the court,” Ranjard said. “The Silk Market is selling absolutely fake Lacoste shirts.”

News of the lawsuit, which was filed in February, came as the European Union last week urged China to crack down on piracy or risk seeing its soaring exports to the European Union subject to new punative measures.