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…