Illinois heating and ventilation equipment distributor, Neuco, Inc., has filed a lawsuit in the Illinois Northern District Court against Amazon for trademark infringement.
The plaintiff alleges that its two trademarks were used to sell certain HVACR products which it does not manufacture nor is affiliated with or sell products as a third-party through Amazon’s website.
The plaintiff reportedly said that Amazon displays the NEUCO Mark on its website in a confusing and literally false manner to making consumers believe the listing is authorized, endorsed, or sponsored by Neuco.
The plaintiff reportedly said they are not the manufacturer of the HVACR products but Amazon falsely used its brand name even in the title of the product including Neuco 903600 Flame Sensor to suggest that the plaintiff was the manufacturer.
The plaintiff also named PartzStop, a distributor of similar equipment as a defendant for allegedly using Neuco’s brand in its listings suggesting that the parts are offered with the authorization, endorsement, or sponsorship of Neuco, or that Amazon or PartzStop are in some way affiliated with or sponsored by Neuco.
Neuco seeks an award of damages and order prohibiting the companies from any further infringement.
The case is ongoing.
Neuco, Inc. et al v. Amazon.com Services, Inc.
|Judge:||Robert W Gettleman|
|Court:||Illinois Northern District Court|
|Nature of Suit:||Trademark|
|Case Filed:||May 22, 2020|