Speck, the popular manufacturer of iOS accessories, has just won a lawsuit against counterfeit makers.
Speck’s popular “CandyShell” line was a little too inspiring to counterfeiting firm Tsai & Shaw, and now they’re paying for it. Reportedly, Tsai & Shaw not only copied the design of Speck’s cases, it was using Speck’s branding on the counterfeit products.
In an effort to control the quality of products associated with its brand, Speck has taken legal action against several counterfeiters. During the past year, Speck has received $1.2 million in damages from similar lawsuits.
Irene Beran, CEO of Speck Products released a statement:
”We are sending a clear message that Speck is making every effort to avoid inferior product getting in the hands of our consumers. We take pride in the protection that an authentic Speck product provides and know that it cannot be matched by counterfeits, … The global and social impact of counterfeiting is enormous. It undermines both jobs and growth, and as an industry we need to do a better job galvanizing efforts in order to stem the tide.”
Speck makes great products, and we’re happy to see that it has been so successful in squashing those who would put its name on an inferior product.
Have you used a Speck case? Were you duped into buying a counterfeit Speck case?
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