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October 16, 2019

Wall Street Journal Investigation Further Underscores Need for Online Marketplace Quality Control Programs

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on its lengthy investigation of the Amazon.com marketplace that revealed the presence of “thousands of banned, unsafe or mislabeled products.” The Journal reviewed thousands of product listings and hired a federally certified testing company to ...
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October 8, 2019

Whitney Gibson and Denise Zmuda to Present at Edge by Ascential Webinar

Whitney Gibson, partner and chair, and Denise Zmuda, Chief Strategy and Client Success Officer, both of Vorys eControl, will lead a webinar hosted by Edge by Ascential on Thursday, October 10, 2019. The webinar entitled, “Marketplace-Proof Your Brand: Integrated Solutions to Control Sales in ...
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August 27, 2019

Whitney Gibson to Present at Forrester Research Webinar

Whitney Gibson, partner and chair of Vorys eControl, will join Sucharita Kodali, a principal analyst with Forrester Research for an upcoming webinar entitled “Protecting Your Brand on the Rogue Web: eControl is Essential” on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Gibson and Kodali will discuss the ...
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August 28, 2017

Vorys Receives International Innovation Award for Online Seller Enforcement Legal Practice

The College of Law Practice Management, an international organization that recognizes excellence in law practice management, announced today that Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP was a recipient of a 2017 InnovAction Award. Vorys was one of just two recipients of this year’s award. Since ...
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August 23, 2017

Who is Selling Your Products? Investigating and Identifying Third-Party Marketplace Sellers

Brands who handle their investigations internally are familiar with prolonged time investments into investigating marketplace sellers and how infuriating it is when the investigation runs into a dead end. New investigation methods are making it easier to achieve a quick win when seeking to help ...
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June 6, 2017

Cybersquatting and Typosquatting: What Are They and What Can a Mark Owner Do To Respond

Audio Transcript David Howell: Thank you for joining us, my name is David Howell, I'm the Director of Brand Protection, here at the law firm Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease. Joining me today is Blake Finney, an associate attorney with our firm. Today we're going to be discussing cybersquatting ...
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February 14, 2017

How Manufacturers and Brands Can Overcome Cybersquatting

Cybersquatting and Typosquatting Barred by Federal Law Cybersquatting generally refers to “bad faith registration of another’s trademark in a domain name.” It often involves registering a domain name with the intent to either: A) sell the domain back to the owner of the mark, or B) divert ...
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December 8, 2015

Legal Tools for Enforcing Agreements with Sellers: Inducing a Breach of a Seller Agreement

Earlier this year, we looked at the importance of providing notice of restrictions in distributor agreements and seller agreements. When defendants are unaware of the restrictions of sales to resellers in distributor agreements, the tortious interference claims can fail. In the second part of ...