WATCH: NFL Players Association, Dallas Cowboys Merchandising sued for allegedly making false counterfeit complaints against small company

NEW YORK – A New York law firm, Rosenbaum Famularo, P.C., has launched a lawsuit against the NFL Players Association and Dallas Cowboys Merchandising. 

The law firm is behind AmazonSellersLawyer.com and alleges that the NFL Players Association and the Dallas Cowboys Merchandising companies asserted false counterfeit complaints against Jersey World, a small business that sells sports products on Amazon.com.  SportsK.com, Inc. d/b/a Jersey World v. NFLPA; Dallas Cowboys Merchandising, Case 1:19-cv-11734

The legal claims include libel and slander.

The international law firm Rosenbaum Famularo, P.C., which solely focuses on helping people and companies that sell products on Amazon, filed the lawsuit after months of failed negotiations.  The case was filed in the Southern District of New York, the federal court in New York City.  

The lawsuit claims that the NFL Players Association and Dallas Cowboys Merchandising abused Amazon’s complaint system.  That the NFL Players Association and Dallas Cowboys Merchandising knew that the jerseys being sold on Amazon by Jersey World were genuine because they were originally bought from Dallas Cowboys Merchandising and their official distributor, Outerstuff. 

“US Law protects the buying and re-selling of genuine products with or without the NFL’s or the Dallas Cowboys’ permission,” said CJ Rosenbaum, a partner of the firm that started the lawsuit. 

“The ‘First Sale Doctrine‘ protects small businesses and also allows consumers to get better prices than brands might want,” “Amazon Sellers are strong and resilient.  Amazon Sellers can stand up to Big Brands.”

The lawsuit states that the NFL / Dallas Cowboys were made aware that the products were genuine before and after they asserted the false complaints.  Yet, the NFL / Cowboys made and maintained their complaints and have not resolved the damages suffered.

Jersey World has been buying and reselling genuine sports memorabilia for decades from its Michigan storefront and more recently online. 

Rosenbaum Famularo, P.C., is a law firm based in Long Beach, New York that helps people and companies that sell products on Amazon.com and other Amazon websites around the world.  The firm has staff in New York, and Shenzhen and Yiwu, China. 

Sang Hyun Cho photo

-reporter@albertapressleader.ca

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