U.S. News | Amway Sues Two New York Sellers for Trademark Infringement and Faulty Product Distribution

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Amway has filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan accusing two New York residents, Hwa Deok Park and Sang Park of selling damaged and defective product bearing the Amway logo and branding without permission through the online retailer, Amazon.

According to the Complaint, Amway reportedly said that the defendants “sold numerous products through their storefront that are damaged, defective, previously used, or of otherwise poor quality.”

The Plaintiff claims that it has suffered, and will continue to suffer, significant monetary harm including, but not limited to, loss of sales, damage to the value of their intellectual property, harm to the goodwill associated with the Amway family of brands, and damage to their existing and potential business relations.

According to the lawsuit, Amway claims that it manufactures and sells nutrition, beauty, bath and body, cookware, household and other products directly to consumers which are sold under a variety of Amway brands including Amway, Nutrilite and Artistry.

Amway reportedly sent three cease and desist letters to Hwa Deok Park and Sang Park but got no response.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants changed the name of their Amazon storefront severally to “Art you Great: Fresh.Faith,” “Arts Great you are,” “Arts for Hero” and presently the duo are doing business under the name “ArmyUS llC:Power for us.”

The plaintiff alleges that the infringement has caused lots of damages, unfair competition and confusion.

The case is ongoing.

Alticor Inc. et al v. Park et al

Judge:Janet T Neff
Court: Michigan Western District Court
Case #:1:19-cv-00511
Nature of Suit:Trademark
Cause:Trademark Infringement
Case Filed:Jun 26, 2019
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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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