Amazon and GoPro have filed lawsuits against nine defendants alleging that they tried to sell fake GoPro accessories through Amazon.com in violation of intellectual Property laws.
The suit, filed in March in U.S. District Court in Seattle, was unsealed Monday morning, making the allegations public for the first time.
Counterfeit items included GoPro’s “Handler” floating hand grip, 3-Way grip, extension arm and tripod mount, as noted in a statement from the companies.
The complaint states that the defendants violated GoPro IP and willfully deceive and harm Amazon, GoPro and their customers. They also compromised integrity of Amazon’s store and damaged the customers trust in Amazon and GoPro.
It’s the latest in a series of legal actions and programs from Amazon to combat counterfeits, part of a continued effort by the company to show it’s serious about cracking down on counterfeit goods sold on its platform. Amazon said in May that it blocked more than 10 billion suspected bad listings before they were published in its stores last year.
Many media outlets, researches, studies, and watchdog organizations have highlighted the issue of Amazon’s counterfeits.
Publiated Mon, 09 August 2021 at 17:42.04 +0000