Hiding the case is a common tactic used by rogue law firms. This type of case usually hides the specific information of the case, and directly freezes the account funds at a certain time, taking the seller by surprise. Recently, several hidden cases have begun to freeze, and Amazon and eBay sellers have been receiving infringement notices one after another.
The defendant seller can choose to settle/respond to the lawsuit according to the situation of the store and the amount of the frozen amount. After receiving the email, he will immediately entrust a lawyer to deal with it. Generally, it can be resolved smoothly in about 1-3 months . Other sellers should not take it lightly, and need to pay close attention to self-examination to avoid stepping on the minefield to prevent the brand from committing the crime again.
Brands sued for infringement and specific cases:
Founded in 1987, CREE, an American listed company, is a well-known manufacturer and industry leader integrating global LED epitaxy, chips, packaging, LED lighting solutions, compound semiconductor materials, power devices and radio frequency.
The brand owner CREELED, INC. sued for infringement on October 14, represented by THE BRICKELL IP GROUP, PLLC law firm, case number 22-cv-61924, mainly suing for trademark infringement .
The inquiry found that the brand owner holds a lot of trademarks, and most of them are related to CREE. There are both word trademarks and graphic trademarks. Sellers who sell related products should pay attention to self-inspection and avoid using them on listings.
▼Some registered trademarks found
②The texas chainsaw massacre
The texas chainsaw massacre (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), a well-known American thriller horror film, avant-garde, fashionable and bloody, with great horror effects, is regarded as a model of horror films.
The application of its horror elements to various products has also attracted a large number of consumers, such as costumes, masks, stickers, etc., especially Halloween, many related products can be popular.
The brand owner Vortex, Inc. has sued for infringement as early as August 10 this year, represented by ArentFox Schiff LLP, case number 22-cv-4189. However, the case has been hidden until recently, and the minefield of infringement: trademark infringement & copyright infringement .
The texas chainsaw massacre is a registered trademark, registered in 9, 21, 28 and other categories:
In addition to the above trademarks, texas chainsaw, leatherface and graphic trademarks registered by the brand owner should also be avoided:
In addition, unauthorized use of images, pictures, posters, etc. in the movie is not recommended, otherwise there will be a risk of copyright infringement, and the corresponding copyright registration information is available.
In addition to the above two cases, there is also an infringement freeze email received by the seller for the Spray Can Gun . The case was initiated in early October and was represented by Saper Law Offices, LLC, with the case number 22-cv-5512. However, since the specific information of the case is still hidden, the infringement minefield involved has not yet been clarified, and it is possible for trademarks, copyrights or patents. Sellers who sell such products should wake up.
The inquiry uncovered a relevant U.S. design patent, but whether it was relevant to the case was not known. Patent name Spray can attachment, patent number D592953S:
The above are three hidden cases that have been exposed recently and have begun to freeze. Sellers who sell the above products should pay attention to self-check listings to avoid infringement without knowing it.