Amazon suing its own marketplace for selling fake camera batteries

May 15, 2023

Alex Baker

Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe

May 15, 2023

Alex Baker

Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe

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Amazon suing it's own marketplace for selling fake camera batteries

Amazon marketplace has been selling counterfeit Canon batteries and chargers, apparently. Amazon.com and Canon USA have issued a joint lawsuit against the companies selling fake goods via Amazon.com. In a bizarre twist, Amazon.com is basically suing itself.

The lawsuit was filed against 29 Amazon accounts selling the fake chargers and batteries for infringement of Canon’s trademark.

A trademark infringement pursued by Canon is hardly surprising. However, it is a little bit strange that Amazon is having to sue sellers using its own platform. Surely they have a better handle on what exactly is being sold on the Marketplace? Well, apparently not.

According to Digital Camera World, after doing a quick search on the Marketplace, there are still plenty of shady-looking batteries and chargers for sale claiming to be Canon branded. It’s difficult to know whether this lawsuit will even make a difference in stopping the sales of counterfeit goods.

It’s not just about inferior quality products either. It could actually be a safety issue as lithium-ion batteries can become unstable and spontaneously combust. By buying the real Canon batteries, you are hopefully ensuring a certain level of quality control which simply doesn’t exist for the rip-off versions.

Once again, it comes down to buyer beware. If a battery or charger seems curiously cheap, it’s probably not real.

 

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Alex Baker

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2 responses to “Amazon suing its own marketplace for selling fake camera batteries”

  1. Joost Avatar
    Joost

    don’t do (dirt) cheap with batteries!

  2. Adrian J Nyaoi Avatar
    Adrian J Nyaoi

    FB is the opposite: love to house scammer accounts that buy adverts to advertise their Page.