TROs Are Serious
If you have received a notice of a temporary restraining order (TRO) that has frozen proceeds on your Amazon seller account, it means you have been sued, usually for intellectual property infringement. In these cases, Amazon will usually not suspend your seller account. They will, however, freeze your sales proceeds and prevent you from using your working capital in the account until the case is resolved or settled. This is not something you can ignore, because there are strict time limits to litigation. If you have received such a lawsuit, or a notice from Amazon, call us right away for a free consultation.
If you are not based in the United States you still must take any complaint for intellectual property infringement seriously because it affects much more than just your Amazon seller account. These complaints are filed in federal court and, if not taken care of, could seriously affect your business in the United States. If the matter is not settled, it must be litigated, which could cost anything upwards of $50,000. If it is not litigated or settled, you could end up with a default judgment against you, which can be levied against any asset you may own that can be found in the US.
Early Settlement is the Key
Amazon has nothing to do with the lawsuit, and no appeal or other action can force or convince them to unfreeze your proceeds. An early settlement will release you from the lawsuit, save you thousands in attorney fees, and release your Amazon sales proceeds. These cases are filed against numerous sellers by large firms typically in New York and Illinois, who are not easy to deal with and often not very communicative when it comes to sellers who represent themselves. We have been successful at settling almost 99% of these cases we come across, at a fixed rate that can save you thousands.
We Can Help
If you find yourself sued for intellectual property infringement, do not try to handle the matter by yourself. We will not appear in the action, because such is a time intensive and expensive endeavor. For a reasonable fixed fee we will negotiate the best settlement possible.