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Illegal Online Seller Enforcement

Our illegal online seller enforcement team provides programs for companies confronting unauthorized sales, grey market sales, counterfeit sales, Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) violators, and other illegal sales on the internet.  By matching its attorneys who prosecute online sellers with a network of investigators and technology created specifically to help stop illegal online sellers, Vorys has developed and implemented programs to help stop a wide variety of illegitimate sales, including in the following areas: 

We frequently tailor our programs to target each of these types of illegal online sales and also combine them into efficient systems suited to meet the needs of our clients. The array of technological, investigative, and legal tools and services that we rely upon for our online sales enforcement include:

Illegal Seller Internet Scanning Technology

Investigative Services & Tactics

Legal Enforcement

Vorys combines these resources and strategies into graduated enforcement systems that meet the goals and budgets of our clients.  We regularly consult with company executives, in-house attorneys, brand protection leaders and compliance departments on how to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of enforcement efforts against illegal online sellers. 

Vorys attorneys frequently write and speak on these topics.  Whitney Gibson was recently a featured speaker at the Direct Sellers Association 2015 Global Strategies Summit, where he gave a presentation entitled “Efficient & Effective Strategies for Addressing Unauthorized Sellers Online.”  He was featured in a Women’s Wear Daily article on anti-diversion strategies and co-authored an article on the growing trend of online product diversion for the Professional Beauty Association. Vorys also released a whitepaper titled “Three Steps Businesses Can Take to Overcome the Impact of Online Product Diversion.”  Additional content authored by the Vorys illegal online seller enforcement team can be found on the team’s blog.   

By identifying, stopping and removing illegal online sales, Vorys has helped its clients achieve a wide array of benefits, including recruiting and maintaining positive relationships with legitimate and authorized distributors; stopping profit erosion; controlling their distribution channels; implementing and preserving quality controls in their distribution channels; and protecting their brand and reputation.   

To learn more and discuss the systems or programs that will work best for your company, contact us.