When you think about shopping for engagement rings, Costco Wholesale Corporation probably isn’t the first retailer that comes to mind. However, the warehouse club chain was desperately trying to claim a growing share of the fine jewelry market – by offering “Tiffany” diamond engagement rings. In doing so, Costco has been charged with trademark infringement… Continue reading Tiffany’s Triumph in Costco Trademark Case
Attention Walmart.com Shoppers: Now Offering Counterfeits
In an effort to compete with Amazon, Walmart.com has significantly increased its product selection by offering items from third-party sellers. While third-party offerings provide consumers with more options, online shoppers may want to proceed with caution. Launched in 2009, Walmart’s Marketplace allowed select retailers to list their products on Walmart.com. Recent partnerships have ballooned Walmart.com’s product… Continue reading Attention Walmart.com Shoppers: Now Offering Counterfeits
Prime Issues: Keeping Counterfeits Off Amazon
Much has changed since Amazon.com opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web in July 1995. Today, the world’s largest online retailer offers 500 million products sold by 2 million sellers; many of which are third-party vendors. In fact, 50 percent of units purchased last year were sold by third-party sellers. While many third-party… Continue reading Prime Issues: Keeping Counterfeits Off Amazon
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