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Attorney Steve® - Infringement Report - Selling Counterfeit Goods Online
Selling Counterfeit products on sites like Shopify, Alibaba, Amazon, Etsy or eBay can cause significant legal trouble including fines and penalties up to 2 million dollars. There could also be criminal implications if serious enough. In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve® discusses what happens when you receive a letter from a law firm (ex. Kirkpatrick Townsend) alleging infringement sales and or distribution of their client's products, which could include Apple products or other lines. They have IP attorneys on your team and you should have a copyright / trademark lawyer on your team. They will likely ask to see all your sales, and want to know the entire supply chain (contact information). They will also likely seek a monetary settlement and return or destruction of the infringing goods. Call us if you need legal help. This can be a "bet the farm" type of case given the large damages at issue.
Click here to see the law on counterfeit damages - https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/1117