The New Frontier of the Amazon Brand Registry

As a global distributor of goods and products, Amazon is a uniquely positioned company in the intellectual property world. Given the enormous volume of products and sellers on its marketplace, Amazon has decided to create its own Brand Registry. With the creation of the Brand Registry, in order to sell products on Amazon under a mark or brand, the seller must register the mark with Amazon’s Brand Registry. To be Read More

What Every General Counsel Should Advise Their Client To Do To Protect Products at SEMA360

SEMA360 is scheduled to “open” November 2-6, and I am sure you are all in full preparation mode for this new format.  While we do not know how SEMA360 will compare to the live version, many of the same issues that you face going to a trade show apply.  In this Blog Post, we’re going over the advice every general counsel should offer to a client who wants to protect products from competitors at Read More

A Powerful New Weapon to Combat Knockoffs: Amazon’s Neutral Utility Patent Evaluation

For years, eCommerce platforms have been a safe haven for the sale of knock-off products and utility patent infringement.  While you could file an intellectual property complaint, the eCommerce platforms felt they could not take sides, effectively forcing patent owners to court when their rights were otherwise clear.   Meanwhile, Aftermarket Patent Owners watched with frustration as knock-off Read More