Tag: Sales

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June 10, 2020

eControl Capabilities Expand in Europe

Vorys eControl announced today that its international coalition of independent law firms – eControl Global™ – is expanding to include a firm to help brands address the unique and growing challenges for businesses operating in the European Economic Area (EEA). Euclid Law, an award-winning ...
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May 27, 2020

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

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 brand’s quality controls, customer-service requirements, or ...
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May 12, 2020

Are Common Business Practices Fueling Your Product Diversion Problems?

To succeed in the online marketplace era, brands must take control of their online sales. Unfortunately, there is a great deal of confusion over how best to do so. It is common for brands attempting to achieve control over online sales to first attempt various half-measures that quickly prove ...
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May 6, 2020

Webinar: Identifying and Correcting the Root Cause of Diversion

Vorys eControl is hosting a webinar Thursday, May 14 that will focus solely on identifying and correcting the root cause of product diversion. Root cause analysis is an important part of any brand’s comprehensive eControl strategy. In this upcoming webinar, Daren Garcia, a partner in Vorys ...
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May 4, 2020

Stopping Product Diversion In Your Authorized Sales Channels

Commerce has been irrevocably transformed in the age of online marketplaces, driven in large part by the rise and dominance of Amazon.com. One of the most disruptive aspects of the Amazon platform is the rampant presence of unauthorized 3P sellers. These 3P sellers are often fueled by product ...
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April 23, 2020

New White Paper: Root Cause Analysis & Corrective Actions

A truly comprehensive, 360-degree eControl program is more than the right strategy, a solid legal foundation, and effective legal enforcement. The most successful eControl programs also leverage the ability to diagnose the root cause of unauthorized sales and to implement corrective action to ...
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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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February 18, 2020

From Dirty Diapers to Counterfeit Jewelry, Product Quality Problems Abound on the Amazon Marketplace

Amazon stated in its 2019 Form 10-K that it may be unable to prevent third-party sellers on its marketplace from selling unlawful, counterfeit, pirated, or stolen goods, or selling goods in a way that violates the proprietary rights of others. Since then, product quality problems on the Amazon ...
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January 15, 2020

Marketplace Pulse’s “Marketplaces Year in Review 2019” Emphasizes Amazon’s Growth

Marketplace Pulse recently released its “Marketplaces Year in Review 2019” report, which examined the state of online marketplaces and predicted what may come next. The report focused primarily on Amazon, finding that “[d]espite Amazon’s dominance in the market, it continues to get ...
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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 ...