Publisher claims counterfeit copies of its children books being sold on Amazon

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 19, 2019

CHICAGO — A publisher of popular children's books has filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court, asking the judge to order Amazon to turn over information on who may be allegedly improperly selling copyrighted material without permission.

Phoenix International Publications Inc., known as PI Kids, filed a complaint on March 29.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff said it began to notice in October 2018 that someone was using Amazon to sell allegedly counterfeit versions of their copyrighted books.

The plaintiff is seeking damages, plus attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Brendan Healey of Mandell Menkes LLC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2019-L-003388.

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