Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd has filed a lawsuit, Case No. 21-cv-00326, on behalf of Converse against e-commerce sellers who the company claims are offering unlicensed and unauthorized products to consumers across different platforms. 

Perhaps you have personally received a notice that states, “We are writing to inform you that your disbursements from your seller account have been placed on hold. We took this action in accordance with a Temporary Restraining Order issued by a federal court.” 

Here’s why: 

E-commerce sellers are slapped with temporary restraining orders because companies like Converse accusingly speculate that the restraining order will prevent further harm and that traditional notice of a lawsuit, issued by a process server, may lead a seller to migrate assets subject to the litigation. As a result, both the small fraction of funds earned by the sale of the product or products in question, and the majority of the earnings a seller has otherwise generated are subject to the temporary restraining order, which is harmful and disruptive. All funds and accounts will remain frozen until the determination of infringement has been made and/or the case has been resolved with the plaintiff. 

Converse is a billion-dollar shoe company known around the world for its athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories designed with the iconic star insignia. The brand has sold products for over a century through 170 of its own stores and various retailers in the United States and internationally, and since 2003, has functioned as a subsidiary of Nike. While we respect the company’s desire to protect itself, we understand that these temporary restraining orders filed on Amazon can have drastic effects on sellers. Receiving notice of a temporary restraining order as an e-commerce seller can be ultra stressful! Especially if you are not a citizen of the United States and operate in China or any other country.

Just know, we offer the legal expertise and guidance needed to defend you and we will pursue compensation for any damages you have incurred as a consequence of any wrongful enjoinment. Often, these cases are complex because they contain many intertwined pieces of transactional and intellectual property information, and take considerable effort to resolve; at the same time, the solution to unfreezing a seller’s account could be as simple as providing proof to establish a credible identity. It all depends! 

Each and every case is unique, and the Law Office of Travis J. Stockman believes you are, too. Our free consultation service provides us the opportunity to examine the granular details of your particular situation, and from there, we will quickly develop a strategy to get you back on the marketplace. Give us a shout today!