GoPro and Amazon slap Chinese accessory counterfeiters with joint lawsuit

GoPro and Amazon slap Chinese accessory counterfeiters with joint lawsuit

GoPro and Amazon have teamed up to sue multiple people and two ‘entities’ over their alleged counterfeiting of GoPro camera accessories. The joint lawsuit claims that the alleged counterfeiters attempted to sell products that infringed GoPro’s trademarks through Amazon’s online store. This is often the newest during a growing number of Amazon lawsuits targeting counterfeiters that use its platform.

The lawsuit, filed within the US District Court for the Western District of Washington, targets Pengyu Building Materials, among others; the suit covers seven people and two entities. Amazon names multiple GoPro accessories that were allegedly made without authorization and sold through its platform.

Consistent with the lawsuit, the items include a floating hand grip called The Handler, a tripod mount, an extension arm, and therefore the GoPro 3-Way grip. Though counterfeit products aren’t allowed to be sold through Amazon, that hasn’t stopped sellers from trying to pass off infringing items as authentic products.

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This issue has become a notorious issue for Amazon, which formed its own Counterfeit Crimes Unit last summer. In addition, Amazon has filed other joint lawsuits with companies to travel after counterfeiters, including Valentino and Ferragamo, KF Beauty, HanesBrands, YETI, JK Childress, Asmodee, and Dutch Blitz.

Amazon says that only 6-per cents of the latest seller account registrations went on to pass Amazon’s verification process last year, allowing them to list and sell items. the corporate goes on to state that it’s received counterfeit complaints from customers that cover but 0.1-percent of things sold through its online mercantile establishment.

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