August 6, 2020

False Names and Fake Addresses: Inside Amazon's Seller Lawsuits

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July 22, 2020

Garcia Quoted in Adweek Story Titled “Why Providing Contact Info Won’t Curb Bad Seller Behavior on Amazon”

Adweek - View the full article (Subscription may be required) Daren Garcia, a partner in the Vorys Cincinnati office and a member of the eControl team, was quoted in an Adweek story about an Amazon seller policy change. According to the story, Amazon will now require its 461,000 active U.S. ...
May 27, 2020

Recent Federal Court Decision Reaffirms Exceptions to First Sale Doctrine for Brands Bringing Trademark Claims Against Unauthorized Resellers

Lexology - View the full article (Subscription may be required) A Massachusetts federal court has held that an unauthorized reseller of a brand’s products can be liable for trademark infringement, and is not protected by the First Sale Doctrine, if the products it sells do not come with the ...
February 25, 2020

Vorys Attorney and Ex-Amazon Manager Co-Author Book to Help Brands Gain Control On Online Marketplaces

PRWeb - View the full article The rise of Amazon and other online marketplaces has left many brands struggling to survive the consequences of uncontrolled online sales. Unauthorized sellers are selling poor-quality products without customer service and other benefits that accompany authorized ...
January 1, 2020

4 Telltale Signs Your Brand Has Lost Control of Online Sales and What to Do About It

Amplio Digital - View the full article Online marketplaces provide superior convenience, access to a vast array of products, and the ability to comparison shop with ease. Having been fully embraced by consumers, online marketplaces are growing rapidly worldwide—and are projected to keep ...
January 1, 2020

Daren Garcia's Exclusive Interview

BrainLinx - View the full article 1. How can Brand Protection Strategies help brands in terms of creating a differentiated brand identity? Brand protection strategies, and online sales control strategies in particular, are key competitive differentiators in today’s online marketplace world. ...
November 1, 2019

Online marketplace trends continue to impact brands and retailers

Pittsburgh Business Times - View the full article. With the rise of open online marketplaces, a whole industry has rapidly emerged in which unauthorized resellers obtain products from manufacturers’ distribution networks in myriad ways and sell them online. These resellers typically offer the ...
August 28, 2019

Ecommerce distribution strategies: Best practices for online sales in Europe

Tamebay - View the full article Online marketplaces like are growing rapidly across the world and continue to capture an ever-increasing share of global ecommerce—especially in Europe. This rapid expansion brings several challenges to manufacturers and brands, including how to ...
August 15, 2019

Recent Federal Court Decision Allows Brand’s Claims to Proceed Against Unauthorized Amazon Seller

Markets Insider - View the full article COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A Utah federal court has denied a motion to dismiss filed by an unauthorized grey market seller, allowing the brand's claims against the unauthorized seller to proceed. Daren Garcia of Vorys, Sater, ...
March 6, 2019

Court Ruling Provides Help to Brands Struggling with Grey Market Sales on Online Marketplaces

Lexology - View the full article A California federal court has entered a final judgment that strengthens brands’ mission to rid online marketplaces of unauthorized sellers and preserve their brand equity. The ruling confirms that manufacturers have a viable strategy to combat grey market ...