Amazon and GoPro are suing nine defendants, accusing them of trying to sell counterfeit GoPro accessories on Amazon.com, which violates intellectual property laws.
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Seattle in March. Open on Monday morning, The first public accusation.
Counterfeit products include GoPro’s “Handler” floating handle, 3-way handle, extension arm and tripod stand, As the company pointed out in a statement.
“Due to their illegal activities, the defendants infringed and abused GoPro’s intellectual property rights, deliberately deceived and harmed Amazon, GoPro and their customers, damaged the integrity of the Amazon store, and undermined customers’ trust in Amazon and GoPro,” read the complaint.
This is the latest in a series of legal actions and plans for Amazon to combat counterfeit products, and is part of the company’s continued efforts to show that it is serious about cracking down on counterfeit products sold on its platform. Amazon said in May that it blocked more than 10 billion suspected bad listings before launching in its stores last year.