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Crayola Lawsuit Against E-Commerce Sellers

Crayola Lawsuit Against E-Commerce Sellers

Crayola Filing Lawsuit Against E-Commerce Sellers for Trademark Infringement and Counterfeiting 

The law firm Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd. is back at it again: Case No. 22-cv-03902. Crayola has filed a suit against e-commerce sellers. The company claims these folks have formed an organized counterfeiting ring. To be clear, the global crayon and art supply giant is primarily aiming the lawsuit at Chinese-based sellers. In other words, those utilizing multiple platforms, such as Amazon, Walmart, Wish.com, eBay, DHgate, and Etsy all over the world. 

Chinese E-Commerce Sellers Sued by Crayola: Why Is This Happening to Me?! 

Along these lines, Crayola further alleges that by defrauding the American marketplace, “significant health and safety risks” may occur. This is due to the fact that many of the company’s products are manufactured and advertised to children. In addition, e-commerce sellers are not subjected to enough scrutiny by the platforms themselves, so claims the suit. As a result, Crayola states they are incapable of determining each seller’s individual identity because they create too many online storefronts, as a way to develop a sort of smoke screen. 

Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd., Case No. 22-cv-03902: Crayola Lawsuit Against E-Commerce Sellers

Here’s the solution: You must develop a plan of action! Our top-tier intellectual property attorneys will work closely with you to create a RESPONSE. You must provide an Answer to the court because THE NOTICE IS NOT SPAM. We strongly urge you to take the complaint filed against you seriously! The associated TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER (TRO) will not vanish into thin air. And, we do not want you to be prohibited any longer from accessing the money your legitimate business has earned from selling Crayola products, as well as all other branded goods. 

Absolutely Provide an Answer to the Court to Remove the Temporary Restraining Order 

Feel free to email our firm or call (718)-657-7400 for more information on this lawsuit. If you found this content helpful, be sure to review our blog weekly for new updates and information for e-commerce sellers.

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GM Suing Online Sellers

GM Suing Online Sellers

General Motors Suing Online Sellers for Alleged Sale of Counterfeit Products

Hey all, just in: GM is suing online sellers. The multi-billion dollar automotive conglomerate General Motors has filed a lawsuit. Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd: Case No. 22-cv-04031. The suit alleges that sellers based in China and beyond are working together to offer counterfeit GM products to unknowing sellers. Additionally, the suit claims that e-commerce sellers on platforms like Amazon, Wish.com, Etsy, eBay, Walmart, DHgate, Alibaba, and AliExpress are specifically targeting US consumers. And even further, the lawsuit alleges that sellers just like you are responsible for GM losing billions of dollars.  

What Does it All Mean?: GM Suing Online Sellers Case No. 22-cv-04031 Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd. 

In short form, as one of the defendants in the GM lawsuit you should do one thing above all: RESPOND. We would love to tell you that you could just ignore this notice and continue with your business. However, we all know that is not possible at the moment. Mainly because what accompanies the lawsuit is a TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER (TRO). Oofa! 

You Should Respond to the Lawsuit to Get the Temporary Restraining Order Lifted 

The TRO is a serious roadblock to your success as an e-commerce seller. For example, it hinders your ability to touch the funds your online business has generated from the sale of GM products. Furthermore, it stops you from accessing the money you made from selling any other branded product. Consequently, you need to take action. Now, what precisely is that action? 

GM Suing E-Commerce Sellers: Responding To The Lawsuit 

Our experienced and dedicated team of intellectual property attorneys will work closely with you to compose a strategic Answer to the court. As a result of our collaboration, you will have the opportunity to present an ironclad defense in response to the alleged wrongdoing outlined in the Greer, Burns & Crain lawsuit. Ultimately, our aim is to help get the TRO removed from your accounts so you can continue to conduct business online and make money. Contact us today for more information on this lawsuit. If you found this content helpful, check out our blog for new weekly updates for e-commerce sellers.

Please don’t leave! Take a moment to read up on our previous post: Telfar Suing Amazon Sellers

Telfar Suing Amazon Sellers

Telfar Suing Amazon Sellers

Telfar is Suing E-Commerce Sellers Due to Trademark Infringement 

Telfar is one of the hottest, most affordable designer bags companies on the market today. Accordingly, Telfar bags sell out immediately after their release. And major public figures and celebrities often wear them, like Oprah, Beyoncé Knowles, Dua Lipa, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. As a result, Telfar Clemens and their collections have garnered praise from The New York Times, Vogue, New York Magazine, HYPEBEAST, and The Wall Street Journal

Consequently, many counterfeit Telfar bags and products exist. Worse, some resellers may not realize the bags they are sourcing could potentially be counterfeit putting them at risk for involvement with this lawsuit. Therefore, you may ask, “How does one tell a real Telfar product from a fake one?” 

Our Next topic: Case No. 22-cv-03635 Filed by Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd. Telfar Suing Amazon Sellers

You MUST RESPOND in order to have the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) lifted if you are one of the defendants in the lawsuit filed by Telfar. Right now, the TRO prevents you from operating your e-commerce accounts. It also stops you from accessing the money your business has earned via the sale of Telfar goods and all other branded products.  

Is this fair? Probably not! However, you must provide an Answer to the court. As detailed in the Summons and Complaint tied to the TRO, if you fail to respond, the next thing that could happen is a Default Judgment – oh no! – wherein liability is assumed, and the court will automatically rule in favor of Telfar. Which would be even more unfair! Avoid this potential outcome by simply giving an Answer.

THE NOTICE YOU RECEIVED IS ABSOLUTELY NOT SPAM! 

How to Respond: Telfar Suing Amazon Sellers 

All you need to know is this:  Our firm consists of a highly qualified team of intellectual property attorneys who will help craft the Answer that will be given to the court. In this response, you may specify your own claims, and most importantly, provide a detailed defense against the accusations specified in the lawsuit regarding the sale of counterfeit Telfar products. Feel free to email us or call (718)-657-7400 for more information on this lawsuit. If you found this content helpful, be sure to review our blog weekly for new updates and information for Amazon sellers.

Be sure to check out our previous post! Amazon Suing Sellers and Facebook Admins Over Review Manipulation Accusations

Peanuts Files Lawsuit Against Online Sellers

Peanuts Files Lawsuit Against Online Sellers

Have you recently received a notice of a lawsuit filed by Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd. on behalf of Peanuts Worldwide, LLC (Case No. 22-cv-00502)? And have you been named as one of the Defendants in the case? 

If the answer is yes, then we are very pleased you found our page! It would be our great pleasure to offer a little context on just what this lawsuit means for you as a hardworking and honest e-commerce seller. 

Typically speaking, online sellers like you become aware of the lawsuit they were named in as a result of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), which is to say, after you found out all of the money in your e-commerce accounts has been frozen or withheld because of the suit. 

(Arghhh!!! How frustrating!!! Believe us, we know! Even Charlie Brown would sympathize!) 

The TRO is accompanied by a Summons and Complaint as well, which sets for the plaintiff’s claims and indicates that you, the Defendant, acknowledge the receipt of the notice, and that you must respond to the court in a timely manner. In order to properly respond to a Federal lawsuit, you are required to file what is known as an Answer. Simple enough! And this Answer is where you may present, in written form, whatever response is necessary to the Plaintiff (Peanuts), including a counter or cross claim and/or any defense. 

If you do not respond, a default judgment may be entered against you. Which is where we come in! Call us to avoid a default judgment! The notice is NOT spam! 

Based on the notice, Peanuts alleges that sellers based in China and around the world are taking advantage of various trademark leniencies in order to knowingly purvey counterfeit or copyright infringing products on DHgate, Wish.com, Alibaba, eBay, and Amazon (Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd. Case No. 22-cv-00502). Unfortunately, your earnings will continue to remain withheld and inaccessible until you resolve the matter.

The Law Office of Travis J. Stockman is committed to serving as your beacon of hope throughout the entire process of this legal nightmare! Our legal strategies are as unique as all of our valued clients’ situations. We are entirely confident our unflagging determination to counter unsubstantiated claims, provide an impenetrable defense, and/or reach a quick and painless settlement will deliver the results you need, as well as the money you absolutely deserve. Contact us ASAP for a free consultation!

Urgent: Nike Obtains Default Judgment Against Online Sellers

Urgent: Nike Obtains Default Judgment Against Online Sellers

Most likely, you are reading this because you were named as a Defendant in a lawsuit (Case No. 21-cv-06159) filed by Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd. for the multi-billion dollar sports brand Nike. 

You may have even failed to respond to the suit, which equates to a procedural forfeit. But, do not worry! You have landed on the right law firm’s blog!  

Most e-commerce sellers receive notice of a lawsuit by way of a Temporary Restraining Order along with a Complaint which has been served prompting a time to respond to the court. A Complaint sets forth a jurisdictional basis for the court’s power, the plaintiff’s cause of action, and a demand for judicial relief. When responding to a Complaint in a Federal lawsuit, you must file what is called an Answer. The Answer sets forth your responses to the plaintiff’s Complaint while providing you with an opportunity to assert any defenses, cross claims and counterclaims.

In this matter, Case No. 21-cv-06159, Answers are past due and default judgment has been entered. From the records available on this case, it appears that not one of the several hundred sellers named in this lawsuit have responded to the court. As a result, a default judgment in the amount of $100,000 has been issued against all sellers.

We understand how easy it is to mistake a serious, legally binding notice like this for spam, but please know, it is absolutely real! In all likelihood, you were previously hit with a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), which widely disrupted the core function of your e-commerce business: to sell products and turn a profit. As a result of this lawsuit and following the expiration of the TRO, all of the funds in your accounts will remain frozen until the default judgment is contested, paid in full or resolved by way of settlement.

If you are the recipient of a default judgment based on a failure to respond, you have not reached a dead end. Thankfully, the remedy to the situation is as simple as securing a fully experienced and thoroughly knowledgeable attorney, one who can shoulder your burden and seamlessly communicate with the Plaintiff’s law firm for you, and ultimately reset your e-commerce account back to a healthy, operating, and profitable state. 

The Law Office of Travis J. Stockman is here to guide you through the process of developing a tailor-made legal approach to resolving all your issues, and we will do so efficiently and with a smile. We consistently strategize winning solutions for a very satisfied global client list, and we likely have the answers to the questions you have been asking. Do not hesitate a moment longer, contact us today and tell us your story so we can help.

Aquapaw Files Lawsuit Against Online Sellers

Aquapaw Files Lawsuit Against Online Sellers

Aquapaw has filed a lawsuit targeting e-commerce sellers who offer consumer products on Wish, AliExpress, eBay, and mainly, Amazon. The lawsuit, brought by Ference & Associates, LLC claims that the collective defendants, located around the world, are working conspiratorially in concert to sell counterfeit Aquapaw products to customers throughout the United States. The case is No: 21-cv-01784 filed by Ference & Associates, LLC in the Western District of Pennsylvania.  

Aquapaw is a company that manufactures innovative pet bathing tools and accessories, which are designed to streamline the process of bathing pets. Their most popular item is the Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool – a wearable spray-scrubber that attaches to a garden hose. Among their many products, Aquapaw also offers the very popular Aquapaw Slow Treater, a silicone licking device with suction cups, which is meant to incentivize dogs to enter and remain in the bathtub so that owners can clean their pet with ease. The brand has received the Best in Show award at the Global Pet Expo and appeared on the television show “Shark Tank,” and garnered media attention from the likes of PureWow, Good Housekeeping, PopSugar, and BuzzFeed

As a Defendant named in the lawsuit filed by Ference & Associates, LLC on behalf of Aquapaw, we ask that you please understand that you are required to respond. While you may initially believe this is spam, it is most certainly not. We also assume that by this point, you are suffering from the effects of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) – an incredibly disruptive order that prohibits you from conducting business, and which bars you from accessing the funds across all of your e-commerce accounts. All of which is due to the alleged sale of knock-off Aquapaw Slow Treater products. 

The Law Office of Travis J. Stockman is ready at the helm with the unique, specialized knowledge required to successfully reinstate you as an e-commerce seller! Consider us your greatest ally, for our combination of tenacity and passion is unrivaled, and our ability to negotiate favorable outcomes in cases just like this one is unmatched. Call us now!