Two people sued by Amazon last year for promoting counterfeit luxury fashion products on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok have reached a settlement with the company, agreeing to pay an undisclosed sum that Amazon says it will donate to charities that promote the rights of consumers. intellectual property.
The agreement prohibits Kelly Fitzpatrick of Islip Terrace, New York, and Sabrina Kelly-Krejci of Beloit, Wisconsin, from selling, marketing, promoting or linking to products of any kind on Amazon in the future, without the company’s authorization, according to a Proposed consent decree filed Thursday in federal court in Seattle.
Fitzpatrick and Kelly-Krejci “also agreed to fully and unconditionally cooperate with Amazon’s investigation and legal action against the remaining defendants, as well as with vendors and other bad actors who are involved with the promotion and sale of counterfeit products,” Amazon said. in a press release about the deal.
The press release included apologies from both, and Fitzpatrick warned others promoting counterfeits on social media of “serious consequences” for their actions.
It is part of a broader effort by Amazon to show that it is cracking down on counterfeit products. The prevalence of counterfeits on Amazon is a continual subject of scrutiny by consumer watchdog groups.