Spyra Lawsuit Against Sellers
By: Grace Gillis & CJ Rosenbaum
Spyra has recently filed a lawsuit against a list of defendants. In this lawsuit they are claiming that the individuals have been selling counterfeits online and using Spyra’s reputation by selling items with their copyright. This case was filed in the United States District Court Southern District of New York on July 14, 2022. A temporary restraining order was filed on July 14, 2022 and will remain in place until the injunction hearing on August 12, 2022.
What is Temporary Restraining Order?
A temporary restraining order (TRO) is a legal document issued by a judge before trial that forces or prevents an action for a specified time frame. When a temporary restraining order is placed on these defendants it means that their assets may be frozen and can also close their online storefront.
When the Defendants advertise, market, and sell their unauthorized and illegal products using Spyra’s copyright by using the same name and design as their true products, it can cause further confusion and deception in the marketplace.
Who is Spyra and what do they sell?
Spyra is a company based mainly on their original product, the first mechanical water gun. It is advertised as able to send “powerful, individual water blasts.” The water gun is able to reload at any water source in seconds and the newest model never needs to be charged. These water guns are also marketed as able to hit precisely where aimed and for being more powerful than the averaged water gun. While the company’s main focus is the mechanical water gun they also sell three styles of this water gun, a base to “reload” your water gun, and sunglasses to help you identify what team you’re on. Spyra sells their products on their own website, retail stores such as Walmart and Target, and even have their own storefront on Amazon.