Amazon is being sued for allegedly copying one of Williams-Sonoma’s protected chair designs. Williams-Sonoma filled a trademark and design patent infringement lawsuit in a federal court in California against the American e-commerce giant.
With its “cutout back, and curved, scooped-back frame,” along with similar language used to depict its chair, Amazon has also given its product a similar “Orb” name. Amazon has been marketing and offering these similar chairs for a lower-priced.
Williams-Sonoma is seeking monetary damages and injunctive relief for breaking trademark law, and brand and confusion amongst consumers for displaying unauthorized Williams-Sonoma-branded storefront on its website and misrepresenting itself as an authorized seller of the company’s products.
This is one of many suits Amazon has faced in connection with its private labels. In April, the company was sued by Seven For All Mankind International for “egregious, willful and wanton activities” in connection with Seven’s Ella Moss label.