Bringing bad actors to justice

Amazon Counterfeit Crimes Unit (CCU) works with brands, law enforcement, and customers across the globe to stop bad actors and to hold them accountable.

Detecting counterfeit globally

We leverage the world’s richest database of brand information, machine learning algorithms, and suspected infringements reported by brand owners to 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 referring cases to law enforcement, undertaking investigations, and pursuing litigation to seize counterfeit products and get justice for rights owners.

Disrupting counterfeit networks

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

How does CCU work?

We use every tool at our disposal to find and remove counterfeits from our stores
We work with brands and use the world’s richest data assets in pursuing 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

Latest activity

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


9 August 2021
Jointly files suit with Amazon against camera accessory counterfeiters


24 June 2021
Works with Amazon to file suit against counterfeiters of Dixit


10 June 2021
Files lawsuits with Amazon against infringers of Champion

Salvatore Ferragamo

11 February 2021
Files joint lawsuits against defendants deceiving customers on product authenticity

National IPR Centre

5 February 2021
Targets Super Bowl LV counterfeits with “Operation Fulfilled Action”


3 December 2020
Works with Amazon to file suit against counterfeiters of Rambler® and other YETI products

Eligibility requirements

As a brand, you must

  • Be enrolled in 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, and
  • Establishes a good faith belief that the subject of your investigation is an Amazon seller.
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