Amazon Merchant Intellectual Property Disputes
Prosecution and Enforcement
Our firm provides extensive service offerings in the prosecution and enforcement of intellectual property on Amazon. As Amazon is the biggest e-commerce company in the world by revenue, it is therefore host to numerous products that may infringe on the intellectual property of others and whose intellectual property may be infringed upon. Consistently protecting products and brands through patents and trademarks is crucial to developing and maintaining the intellectual property behind them and safeguarding the profits and relevance of companies in the market. We assist clients in registering their trademarks with the Amazon Brand Registry to obtain regulatory power and consumer trust in their brands. In addition, our patent agents and attorneys are skilled at detecting trademark infringement, and researching products put on sale on Amazon that infringe on your patents and conducting patent infringement analysis.
e-Commerce Intellectual Property Disputes:
To combat intellectual property infringement, we submit reports to e-commerce platforms (including Amazon) for removal of infringing products. We also draft and send cease-and-desist letters and pursue federal litigation to enforce intellectual property rights at the behest of our clients. Furthermore, we defend against intellectual property claims and lawsuits, including accounts that have been frozen pursuant to Temporary Restraining Orders.
Customs Registration/Customs Seizure/Maritime Disputes
Customs and Border Protection
Enforcing intellectual property protection also encompasses finding and stopping counterfeiters, which requires leveraging the assistance of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Our intellectual property attorneys can assist you in curating and developing a relationship with Customs and Border Protection to help stop infringing and counterfeit products from entering the United States. We provide services to protect your business’s income, reputation, and intellectual property rights by filling an e-Recordation and/or e-Allegation with Customs and Border Protection. These services include submitting CBP Notice of Seizures and CBP IPR e-Recordations. For CBP Notice of Seizures, we file petitions and responses to and work with the CBP to advocate and negotiate release of seized goods and ensure that no goods are forfeited. For CBP IPR e-Recordation, we petition on behalf of clients for registration of client IP through the CBP IPR e-recordation process, which provides protection for clients against the import of infringing products. Lastly, we also help clients file e-Allegations against specific parties who the client believes may be importing infringing products.