Klipsch Sues Numerous E-Commerce Violators
Speaker manufacturer Klipsch Audio Technologies filed a federal suit against DigitalCraze.com, ReliableAudioVideo.com, and SoundCityExpo.com for sales violations.
It seeks “recovery of damages as well as an injunction to prevent the defendants from inducing authorized dealers to transship Klipsch products, interfering with the contractual relationships between Klipsch and its authorized dealers, infringing on Klipsch trademarks, illegally using Klipsch’s copyrighted materials, and otherwise competing unfairly with Klipsch.”
Klipsch filed nearly identical suits in 2004 against brandnamez.com, crazyeddie.com, 50TopSellers.com, AuthorizedElectronics.com, TheBestPriceStore.com and HomeTheaterPhiles.com. The company said it “accomplished everything it set out to do with the previous lawsuits, including securing a lifetime ban that prevents the web sites, their owners and any future businesses they own from ever selling Klipsch-brand products.”
“The web sites we’ve sued in the past removed any trace of Klipsch from their web sites just days after we filed the lawsuits,” President Mike Klipsch said. “Our solid resolve in this matter simply will not allow free-riders and their unscrupulous, corrupt business practices to damage the quality, integrity and value of the authorized Klipsch dealer network.”