Würkin Stiffs Defends Patent, Wins Settlement from Amazon

by Harry Sheff

wurkin-stiffs_logo1-150x150Jonathan Boos, who founded the men’s accessories brand Würkin Stiffs with a patented magnetic collar stay, says that online mega-retailer Amazon has settled a patent infringement case he filed in January. The case was about third parties offering knock-offs of Würkin Stiffs products on Amazon’s website.

“Marketplaces or websites enabling and profiting from the selling of illegal goods must be stopped,” said Boos. “It was a pleasant surprise to see Amazon respond so quickly to my claims in this ever-growing problem of patent infringement. Although I cannot comment on the details of our settlement, I believe this agreement will be monumental, as I pursue similar avenues in the protection of my patents, trademarks and brand. I’m confident that this is a huge win for all inventors and entrepreneurs alike, who are being ripped off and counterfeited against.”

Boos and his wife started their brand in 2006 and have since expanded into other men’s accessories, including RFID-shielded wallets, cuff links and leather bags.