April 28, 2023
Legal Corner: INFORM Act Effective June 2023 Seeks to Increase Seller Transparency on Online Marketplaces
With growing concerns about the safety, quality, and authenticity of products being sold on online marketplaces and the third-party sellers that sell them, Congress is stepping in with a new law designed to give more transparency and impose more accountability on online marketplace operators ...
March 28, 2023
Vorys eControl Expands 360 Capabilities with Addition of Brand Protection Expert Malia Ladd
Malia Ladd – a veteran brand protection expert with more than 20 years of industry experience – has joined the Vorys eControl team. She will further strengthen and broaden the solutions Vorys eControl provides to clients in the omnichannel, digitally driven world. Vorys eControl’s mission ...
February 1, 2023
Industry Insights: Apparel eCommerce Insights 1
By 2025, the United States apparel, footwear and eyewear industry is projected to increase by approximately $295 billion in eCommerce revenue in the United States. This expected growth comes with many challenges that brands in this industry may not be ready to tackle. Brands face numerous ...
January 11, 2023
Confidence in Track and Trace Misplaced?
Many manufacturers believe that if they only added 1:1 tracking–serial numbers, RFID tracking, or QR codes–to their products, then their diversion problems would resolve. In working with 600+ manufacturers, Vorys eControl has observed the gamut when it comes to manufacturers investing in ...
January 11, 2023
Combatting Counterfeiting on Online Marketplaces
Over the last several years, I’ve worked with numerous brands to address counterfeiting issues on online marketplaces. Quite often, I’m brought in after a brand or its agency has tried to address the problem without success, sometimes causing additional harm in the process. Whether it’s ...
January 3, 2023
Strategies to Combat Amazon 1P Diversion
Many manufacturers come to Vorys eControl puzzled because they see their products being “shipped from and sold by Amazon.com,” but the manufacturer does not sell directly to Amazon in a first-party or retailer relationship. When these unauthorized first-party sales occur, it can be very ...
December 12, 2022
Are You Crafting Your IP Portfolio with an Eye Towards Leveraging Enforcement Tools on Amazon?
Many brands understand that a well-rounded intellectual property portfolio is critical to protecting their market share from copycats and competitors, but with the explosion of online marketplaces like Amazon, it is critical for brands to additionally consider how to craft their IP portfolio ...
September 30, 2022
Recent Trends in Amazon Brand Registry Reporting
Amazon Brand Registry is a tool on Amazon whose purpose is to help manufacturers “protect your intellectual property,” “manage your listings,” and “grow your business.” While Amazon Brand Registry can be a helpful tool for reporting infringement of a brand’s intellectual ...
August 31, 2022
eCommerce Pulse: Pattern Executive Acceleration Forum with Jessica Cunning
Recently Jessica Cunning, Partner with Vorys eControl, spoke at the Pattern Executive Acceleration Forum in Sundance, Utah. We caught up with Jessica to get a pulse on what event attendees are talking about. Q: What are some of the key things you took away from the event? While it is true that ...
August 31, 2022
Recent Seventh Circuit Decision Supports Personal Jurisdiction Where Online Seller Allegedly Sold a Single Infringing Product into Manufacturer’s Forum State via Third-Party Sales on Amazon
Everyone wants a home court advantage. This is why in cases involving the online sales of products that allegedly infringe on the plaintiff/manufacturer’s trademarks, the manufacturer often decides to file the lawsuit in the state where the manufacturer is headquartered (rather than where the ...
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