Bring bad actors to justice

Amazon Counterfeit Crimes Unit (CCU) works with brands, law enforcement, and customers across the globe to stop bad actors and hold them accountable. We want to stop counterfeiters, no matter where they are - both online and offline. We created CCU to pursue these criminals and defend the rights of brand owners and protect customers and consumers from counterfeit products.

Working together to stop bad actors

Detecting counterfeit globally

We partner closely with brands to collect information about their intellectual property and products. We detect, investigate, and remove counterfeit items from our stores and identify bad actors as targets for prosecution all over the world.

Taking action against bad actors

We work closely with brands to stop counterfeiters by conducting investigations, referring cases to law enforcement, and pursuing litigation to seize counterfeit products and get justice for right owners.

Disrupting counterfeit networks

Together, we identify and pursue counterfeiters at every link in their supply chain, and manufacturing, distribution, logistics, and financial resources. These actions help reclaim illicit funds and deter counterfeiters from continuing their operations in our stores.

Latest news

New partnerships, lawsuits and noteworthy stories about Amazon Counterfeit Crimes Unit.

Amazon works with partners to create a world without counterfeits

June 8, 2023
On World Anti-Counterfeiting Day, Amazon reflects on a productive 2023 and acknowledges the continual efforts of its global partners to combat counterfeiters.

Amazon and Canon file joint lawsuit to protect customers and hold counterfeiters accountable

May 10, 2023
Amazon and Canon have filed a joint lawsuit targeting bad actors alleged to have sold counterfeit Canon camera batteries and chargers.

Amazon targets multiple bad actors in novel lawsuit, further protecting selling partners from fraud

March 30, 2023
Amazon has filed three lawsuits against bad actors that pretended to be legitimate copyright owners in an attempt to remove products from the Amazon Store.

Legal cases

See complaints filed by the Amazon Counterfeit Crimes Unit.

Anti-Counterfeit Cases

Partner brand
Date filed
Amazon and Procter & Gamble File Joint Lawsuit Against Counterfeiters
P&G Oral B
November 4, 2022
Amazon and King Technology File Joint Lawsuit Against Counterfeiters
King Technology
August 22, 2022
Amazon and 3M File Joint Lawsuit Against Counterfeiters
July 22, 2022
Amazon and PN Medical File Joint Lawsuit Against Counterfeiters
PN Medical
March 31, 2022
Amazon and Streamlight File Joint Lawsuit Against Counterfeiters
October 26, 2021
Amazon and Nite Ize File Joint Lawsuit Against Counterfeiters
Nite Ize
June 26, 2019

Anti-Reviews Abuse Cases

Date filed
Does Operating Facebook Groups
July 19, 2022

Your partner in justice

We use every tool at our disposal to find and remove counterfeit from our stores.
We work with brands of all sizes, and independently if necessary, to pursue counterfeiters.
Our combined efforts give law enforcement the evidence to stop criminals in their tracks.
Together, we continue to pursue legal consequences against counterfeiters for their actions.

Protect your brand with the power of Amazon



Counterfeit items were identified, seized, and appropriately disposed of, completely removing them from the supply chain.



Amazon pursued more than 1,300 criminals through litigation and criminal referrals.


How do I get started with Counterfeit Crimes Unit?

As a brand, you must:

• Be enrolled with Amazon Brand Registry with an active registered trademark.
Identify that your goods were counterfeited and available on Amazon.

As law enforcement, you must have an open and active investigation that:

Involves counterfeit or potential counterfeit.
Establishes a good faith that subject of your investigation is an Amazon seller.
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