Tech Giant Apple has sued an Amazon supplier for providing chargers and products to Amazon to be sold as ‘genuine’ Apple products. In the trademark infringement lawsuit Apple also states that the counterfeit products haven’t been safety certified or properly constructed and pose a risk to the public.
A New Jersey based company the Mobile Star LLC currently supplies ‘Apple’ chargers and lightning cables to Amazon but Apple alleges that the company is illegally using its trademark.
“Consumers, relying on Amazon.com’s reputation, have no reason to suspect the power products they purchased from Amazon.com are anything but genuine,” Apple alleged.
“This is particularly true where, as here, the products are sold directly ‘by Amazon.com’ as genuine Apple products using Apple’s own product marketing images. Consumers are likewise unaware that the counterfeit Apple products that Amazon.com sourced from Mobile Star have not been safety certified or properly constructed, lack adequate insulation and/or have inadequate spacing between low voltage and high voltage circuits, and pose a significant risk of overheating, fire, and electrical shock.”
According to a recent analysis by Apple, nearly 90 percent of Amazon products marked as Apple are counterfeit.