Amazon and GoPro are suing nine defendants over allegations that they tried to sell counterfeit GoPro accessories on Amazon.com, in violation of copyright laws.
The lawsuit, filed in March in U.S. District Court in Seattle, it was open on monday morning, making the allegations public for the first time.
Counterfeit items included GoPro’s “Handler” floating grip, 3-position grip, extension arm, and tripod mount, as indicated in a company statement.
“As a result of their unlawful actions, Defendants have infringed and abused GoPro’s intellectual property, intentionally misled and damaged Amazon, GoPro, and their customers, compromised the integrity of the Amazon store, and undermined the trust that the customers deposit with Amazon and GoPro “. read the complaint.
It is the latest in a series of legal actions and programs by Amazon to combat counterfeiting, part of an ongoing effort by the company to show that it is serious about fighting counterfeit products sold on its platform. Amazon said in May that it blocked more than 10 billion suspicious ads before they were published in its stores last year.