The District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently issued a judgment in favor of SoClean Inc in its legal action against 861 websites/webstores for marketing and selling counterfeit SoClean products and products that infringe SoClean’s intellectual property rights, including replacement filters for the sleep equipment cleaner SoClean 2.
The court’s order, issued in April of 2021, permanently enjoins the defendants and their associates from using SoClean’s trade dress or any reproductions, counterfeit copies, or colorable imitations of it, in connection with the distribution, marketing, advertising, offering for sale, or sale of any item that is not a genuine SoClean product. The order further awarded damages against the defendants of up to $100,000 each, which SoClean may seize from the defendants’ accounts, including those held with payment processers such as Alipay, Amazon, eBay, PayPal, and others.
“We are very pleased with the court’s decision to hold the defendants accountable for their illicit activities,” SoClean CEO Robert Wilkins says in a release. “As a global leader in the health and wellness market, we’re committed to doing everything we can to uphold the integrity of our products for our customers and business partners who rely on us for safety and quality of life. We will also continue to vigorously protect our intellectual property and innovations in the marketplace.”