Company says defendants are infringing its trademarks to promote courses and memberships.
Earlier this week, I wrote about Amazon suing people and companies that it says are violating its trademarks to sell courses on how to make money selling on Amazon.
The company is also suing another group for similar alleged actions.
Amazon filed suit (pdf) against Online Secrets, Inc., Michael Gazzola, Matthew Behdjou and other parties for trademark infringement.
The lawsuit alleges that the sellers have “have exploited Amazon’s brand to perpetrate a widespread get-rich-quick scheme that revolves around seeking to fake, and inducing others to fake, product reviews, and other dishonest techniques that violate Amazon’s third-party seller agreements. Through deceptive marketing, Defendants use high pressure sales tactics to swindle Amazon third-party sellers (or prospective sellers) into purchasing Defendants’ services.”
Some of the domains allegedly used by defendants include amazonsecretsfunnels(.)com, amazontrainingapplication(.)com and amazonsellinghacks(.)com.
According to Amazon, part of the defendants’ program was to have members rate each others’ products after getting them for free or at heavy discounts, and to click “not helpful” next to negative reviews of their products.
Amazon says that the defendants are doing this while capitalizing on Amazon’s famous trademarks. An example of one of the defendant’s promotions is above.