Tag: Counterfeit

Ohio Passes the INFORM Act
May 10, 2022

Empowering Online Marketplace Control through Patent Portfolios

In the age of online marketplaces like Amazon, Walmart, and Alibaba, having a well-rounded patent portfolio that protects a brand’s flagship products is more important than ever. Using sophisticated online tools, marketplace sellers can easily identify hot product categories, find a product ...
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April 26, 2022

Industry Insights: Nutrition & Supplements

According to Rakuten Intelligence, 77% of vitamin and supplement sales take place on Amazon in the United States. The age of eCommerce comes with many challenges that brands may not be ready to tackle. The reality is that there are many different threats nutrition, supplement and wellness ...
Ohio Passes the INFORM Act
April 14, 2022

Ohio Passes the INFORM Act-What does this mean for sellers, brands and online marketplaces?

Ohio takes a step to stop retail theft by signing into law HB 272. On April 6, 2022, Ohio’s governor signed into law HB 272, Ohio’s version of the Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers Act, otherwise known as the INFORM Act. Ohio is the third ...
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February 3, 2021

Why Control Is A Key Component of Your 1P Amazon Strategy

Amazon is an increasingly important sales channel for brands, with many brands approaching the channel vis-à-vis a 1P model. Brands naturally spend a great deal of time deciding their assortment on the platform, their search and marketing strategies, as well as on optimizing their product ...
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January 20, 2021

eCommerce Litigation – Frequently Seen Disputes & Strategies For Addressing Them

UPDATE: This webinar has already taken place. The meteroic growth of eCommerce has resulted in a rapid increase in litigation of claims arising from the online sales channel. Vorys has worked with over 500 brands and manufacturers on eCommerce- related issues and has litigated more ...
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May 14, 2020

New White Paper: Patent Strategies to Help Stop Bad Actors on Amazon

As bad actors increasingly market copycat and competitive products on Amazon and other online marketplaces, manufacturers should consider using their patent portfolio as another tool to defend their brand and control online sales. Vorys eControl and the intellectual property team at Vorys, ...
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February 25, 2020

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

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 sales. Product descriptions and ...
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December 17, 2019

Netflix docuseries Broken highlights prevalence of counterfeit cosmetics products on online marketplaces

The counterfeiting epidemic continues to spread, and virtually no product category is immune. Broken, a new Netflix docuseries highlights how prevalent “negligence and deceit are in the production and marketing of popular consumer items.” The counterfeiting crisis is especially problematic ...
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December 5, 2019

Amazon Creates a Cost-Effective and Efficient Patent Infringement Remedy for Infringing Products Sold on its Marketplace by Third Parties

Carey C. Jordan has guest authored this post for the Vorys eControl Marketplace Solutions blog. Carey is a partner and member of the Vorys technology and intellectual property group. On Wednesday, Dec. 11, she will present a webinar on this topic. To register, click here. Adding another tool to ...
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November 21, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Trade Releases Annual Report on Seizure of Goods Infringing U.S. Intellectual Property Rights

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Trade (CBP) recently reported that, in 2018, it seized nearly $1.4 billion worth of goods at U.S. borders that infringed U.S. trademarks or copyrights—up from $1.2 billion in 2017. The Department of Homeland Security targets and investigates ...