Edward Weisz and Alanna Miller wrote about Amazon's process for managing infringement and counterfeit allegations. This process has opened up new strategies for asserting and defending infringement claims. In this article, Ed and Alanna explain how trademark and patent infringement issues unfold on Amazon by describing the process for rights holders to report infringement, and the impact of successful infringement complaints, known as “Take-Down Notices,” on accused infringers. We also address the situation where an infringement dispute evolves into a lawsuit and the resulting personal jurisdiction and state law issues that may arise.
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