Shumaker Manufacturing

A Legal & Industry Review

“New Amazon Brand Registry Released – A Tool for Brand Protection”

It’s not uncommon for businesses to feel frustrated in trying to protect their products/brands on Amazon from trademark infringers. Many believe that there’s a lack of control over their product listings, and that third parties can too easily use such listings to sell counterfeit goods.

 To address these concerns, Amazon recently updated its Amazon Brand Registry Program for sellers who manufacture or sell their own branded products. Amazon advertises that enrollment in this program “helps you protect your registered trademarks on Amazon and create an accurate and trusted experience for customers,” and that a registrant would have “access to powerful tools including proprietary text and image search, predictive automation based on [the registrant’s] reports of suspected intellectual property rights violations, and increased authority over product listings [containing the registrant’s] brand name.”

 Follow the link to read more of the Client Alert, “New Amazon Brand Registry Released – A Tool for Brand Protection”, authored by partner Doug Cherry of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP.


“Chapter 15: A Sword and a Shield”

A U.S. company doing business globally will inevitably encounter issues with its foreign customers or counter-parties in the supply chain. Such issues include a foreign insolvency proceeding of such customer or counter-party in their “home” country. Since there is no uniform global insolvency law, the outcome for the U.S. company is primarily dependent on the insolvency law in the foreign jurisdiction, which will be quite different from Chapter 11, the primary insolvency law in the U.S.

Follow the link to read more of the Client Alert, “Chapter 15: A Sword and A Shield”, authored by partner David H. Conaway of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP.

David Conaway is the Chair of Shumaker’s Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights Practice and Co-Chair of Shumaker Global and Shumaker Manufacturing. His focus is representing manufacturing companies regarding a variety of issues involving customers and the supply chain, including commercial and financial contracts, disputes, insolvency; and cross-border transactions, litigation and insolvency. David advises clients and handles matters throughout the U.S. and represents numerous foreign-based clients regarding U.S. issues, and U.S. companies doing business globally.