Fulwider Patton's I. Morley Drucker completed a successful takedown of counterfeit products from two Chinese websites for E.S. Kluft & Company, LLC ("Kluft"), a luxury mattress manufacturer founded by world-class master craftsman Earl S. Kluft.
Mr. Drucker filed a complaint against Taobao.com, a Chinese website for online shopping similar to eBay and Amazon, for a takedown of counterfeit products labelled with Kluft's AIRELOOM trademark which is registered in China. Taobao is operated in China by Alibaba Group.
As part of the complaint process, Mr. Drucker was required to show why the counterfeit products were not genuine products of Kluft. He did this by showing that certain construction differences in the counterfeit products were never used in genuine Kluft products.
The removal of the counterfeit goods from the websites was obtained within three (3) business days of the filing of the Complaint.
The accused counterfeiter has the right to file a rebuttal to Kluft's Complaint so stay tuned for future developments.