Online marketplaces, such as Amazon.com, provide brands unprecedented growth opportunities, but also give a similar advantage to brand competitors by offering an inexpensive and easy forum to market copycat, counterfeit, or infringing products. U.S. patent rights are traditionally enforced in federal courts or through International Trade Commission investigations, but these enforcement strategies can be slow and expensive, and deploying them against numerous sellers on Amazon.com is generally cost-prohibitive.
Fortunately, Amazon has three avenues through which patent owners can leverage their patents to remove infringing products from the Amazon.com marketplace that are much quicker and less expensive than traditional enforcement methods. This presentation will focus on how brands can use their patent portfolios to protect against competitors marketing copycat and competitive products that infringe their patent rights on Amazon.com.
Originally aired on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 12 PM ET, this webinar featured Jessica Cunning, Partner with Vorys, Jeremy Harrison, Partner with Vorys, Tim Ardizzone, Of Counsel for Vorys, Jake Morgan, Senior Director of Brand Management at Vorys, and Gene Quinn, President & CEO of IPWatchdog, INC., for a conversation that will be of special interest to companies who regularly encounter and compete with counterfeit or copycat sellers on Amazon.com and have patents covering their products.
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