Amazon and Yeti Coolers, LLC have jointly filed a lawsuit against two U.S.-based individuals for counterfeiting Yeti’s products, including Yeti’s popular Rambler mug. The defendants, said company officials, attempted to offer the infringing products in Amazon’s store, violating Amazon’s policies, Yeti’s intellectual property rights, and the law.
The U.S. government’s National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) and Amazon have launched a joint operation to prevent counterfeit goods from entering the U.S. and help protect American consumers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and DHL are also supporting the operation.
Hilco Streambank, an advisory firm specializing in the sale of intellectual property assets and domain name brokerage, is seeking a buyer for the intellectual property of Century 21 Department Stores, including its trademarks, the C21Stores.com domain name, customer data, social media assets and more.
Hilco Streambank, an intellectual property advisory firm specializing in the valuation and sale of intangible assets, has sold the intellectual property assets of Stein Mart and the execution of a stalking horse bid for the assets.
Amazon is expanding its Project Zero program to seven new countries— Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey and the UAE— making it available in 17 countries where the retailer has a store. The Project Zero program combines Amazon’s technology with the knowledge that brands have of their own intellectual property, with the goal to drive counterfeits to zero.
Hydro Flask, a Helen of Troy brand, has recently filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to combat widespread unlawful importation of counterfeit Hydro Flask products into the United States, the company said.
Williams-Sonoma has filed a lawsuit against Amazon.com that claims patent- and trademark-infringement regarding alleged infringement of Williams-Sonoma intellectual property and unauthorized use of the company’s trademarks.
Amazon has begun revealing details of its new Registry program to product manufacturers as it introduces new tools to deter counterfeiting and other intellectual product infringements on its marketplace.
Perfect Company has acquired the Orange Chef Company’s Prep Pad, an iOS enabled Bluetooth food scale that provides real-time nutritional information for all raw ingredients and scannable food items. The acquisition will include Prep Pad’s patented technology and app.
Linens ‘N Things Brand, which filed for bankruptcy in 2008, has been sold to Galaxy Brand Holdings for an undisclosed…