Intellectual Property Law
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I recieved a certified letter from Johnson and Pham demanding $20,000.00 for items I sold on ebay. I called them to explain my case and to tell them that I was not aware that the people that sold me the items was selling me counterfeit items. I furnished the name and all contact info I had regarding this company as well as showing them how I found this company. I Google searched for cell phone cases wholesale and a website came up on top of the list, alibaba.com, I followed link and it took me to a page that showed all the cases they carried with prices, nothing looked out of place and all items openly showed the companies logos of all products being sold. The law firm told me that they were well aware of this company and that they are known to sell fake and couterfeit items.... well thats good for them becasue I had never heard of them and did not know that there were websites selling like this. I didnt go to some dark alley or china town looking to score fakes... I purchased from what I thought was a real company. The lawfirm demanded that I send them any remaining inventory and that I provide them with a full list of anyone I sold to. Should I do this and do I have to, can I get in more trouble for doing this?I stopped selling the moment I received the letter from them.
Another expert advised to send them a certified letter that I have ceased selling these products and destroyed any products I have and also state that I would be a Fact Witness against the Alibaba.com which is where I got the products from. What do you suggest
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