Kari Kammel, Jay Kennedy, Daniel Cermack, and Minelli Manoukian, 2021
This article explores: (1) the current state of trademark counterfeits on e-commerce platforms with a focus on the U.S.; (2) the history of case law in the U.S. addressing whether e-commerce platforms incur primary or secondary liability for trademark counterfeiting; (3) strict products liability cases against ecommerce platforms for injury from the purchase of third-party sales; (4) ecommerce liability for trademark counterfeits through copyright; (5) possible criminal culpability for platforms; (6) other possible legal issues; and (7) a potential way forward that focuses on the importance of public policy in the protection of consumers.
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