Monday, May 11, 2009
We were dismayed to see the cover of the May 2009 issue of XXL Magazine, which features a photo of Rick Ross wearing a pair of sunglasses prominently featuring counterfeit Louis Vuitton trademarks. Because the photo has generated considerable confusion among your readers and Louis Vuitton customers among others, we feel it is important to clarify several points.
The first is that the sunglasses Mr. Ross is wearing were not made by Louis Vuitton, and in fact, are counterfeit. Louis Vuitton did not grant permission to Mr. Ross or to whoever did make the sunglasses to use our trademarks. The second is that no affiliation, sponsorship or association exists between Rick Ross or XXL and Louis Vuitton. The third is that counterfeiting is illegal.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to correct the confusion.
HAHA this guy trying to stunt with fake LV shades..... SMH
On the cover of the May 2009 issue of XXL Magazine the sunglasses worn by Rick Ross are authentic Louis Vuitton Millionaires that were customized with solid gold accents by Jacob “Jack” Bernstein, professionally known as “The Sunglass Pimp”. Jacob Bernstein explained, “It’s the same thing as buying a Rolls Royce and tricking out the entire interior, adding on a body kit, adding on the rims; after all that, you’re not going to call the Rolls Royce counterfeit. That’s the same service we provide for our clients with authentic pieces. Just because the product has been customized by me does not take away from the fact that the frames are authentic Louis Vuitton Millionaires”. Brad Pitt, Gwen Stefani, Beyoncé, Ludacris, Jay Z, Cee Lo, Big Boi, Kanye West, P-Diddy, Will I Am, Apple, Tabu, Maroon 5, Black Thought, Matt Dillon, John Travolta, Kevin Spacey, Scarlett Johansson, Bill Paxton, Mary J. Blige, Goldie Hawn, Sharon Stone, Usher are some of the celebrities that shop at Jack’s Eyewear located in Los Angeles. So many people have called inquiring about obtaining the sunglasses we customized for Rick Ross. “I pride myself with the experience we provide for our clients and we do not use counterfeit pieces” says Jack and claims of counterfeit are defamation to me and Rick Ross.