Amazon sued the two last year for promoting fake luxury goods on instagram, Facebook and tiktok. They have reached a settlement with the company and agreed to pay an undisclosed amount. Amazon said it would donate to charities promoting intellectual property rights.
According to a proposed consent order filed in the federal court in Seattle on Thursday, the agreement prohibits Kelly Fitzpatrick of isliputa, New York, and Sabrina Kelly krejci of Beloit, Wisconsin from selling, marketing Promote or link any kind of product.
Fitzpatrick and Kelly krejci “also agree to unconditionally and fully cooperate with Amazon’s investigation and legal action against the remaining defendants, as well as suppliers and other bad actors involved in the promotion and sales of counterfeit products,” Amazon said in a press release on the settlement.
The press release included an apology from both sides, and Fitzpatrick warned others who promoted fake goods on social media that their actions had “serious consequences”.
This is part of Amazon’s broader effort to show that it is cracking down on counterfeit goods. The popularity of fake and shoddy products on Amazon is the subject of constant review by consumer monitoring organizations.