Italian luxury fashion brand Salvatore Ferragamo and e-commerce marketplace Amazon jointly filed two lawsuits against four individuals and three organizations for selling counterfeit products on their online retail store.
The companies, in a joint statement, said the defendants attempted to offer counterfeit Ferragamo products on the Amazon store, using its registered trademarks without authorization to deceive customers.
The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.
“We do not allow counterfeit products in our store, and we have made it crystal clear that we take aggressive action to hold accountable bad actors who attempt to evade our proactive protections,” said Dharmesh Mehta, Vice President, Customer Trust and Partner Support of Amazon.
Last year, Amazon launched its Counterfeit Crimes Unit, a global team dedicated to pursuing counterfeiters. It has since filed a series of lawsuits, as well as joint lawsuits, alongside luxury brands, including Valentino, cosmetics brand KF Beauty, family travel accessory brand JL Childress, and YETI.
“The actions we implemented with great determination in recent years in the fight against counterfeiting have allowed us to achieve good results in protecting the brand. Made in Italy, our brand’s quality is based on values such as research, innovation, sustainability and craftsmanship are fundamental for us and for this reason our commitment to safeguarding the brand and our community of consumers is at its highest,” said Micaela le Divelec Lemmi, CEO of Salvatore Ferragamo.
“The joint action with Amazon underlines how the protection of intellectual property is a priority for Ferragamo and how the company is pursuing the fight against counterfeiting with full awareness and resolution.”