Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE:ZQK) is one of the world's leading outdoor sports companies, which designs, produces and distributes a diversified mix of branded apparel, watersports and wintersports equipment, footwear, accessories and related products.
Quiksilver, Inc and its related subsidiaries (together Quiksilver) are the owners of various trademarks and copyright material throughout the world, including but not limited to the following: QUIKSILVER, ROXY and DCSHOECOUSA.
The Company's apparel and footwear brands represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people that connect with its boardriding culture and heritage, while its watersports and wintersports brands symbolize a long standing commitment to technical expertise and competitive success in the water and on the mountains.
The Company's products are sold in over 90 countries by authorized retail stores, including surf shops, ski shops, skateboard shops, snowboard shops, Boardriders Club shops, other specialty stores and select department stores. Quiksilver takes great pride in the quality and workmanship of its products and the warranties provided with those products. Quiksilver's authenticity is evident in its innovative products, events and retail environments across the globe.
Quiksilver's corporate and Americas' headquarters are in Huntington Beach, California. Quiksilver’s Asia/Pacific headquarters are in Torquay, Australia and the European headquarters are in St. Jean de Luz, France.
Quiksilver has the legal responsibility to enforce its trademark and copyright rights. Accordingly, Quiksilver provides this page to educate eBay users about auctions that infringe the intellectual property rights of Quiksilver. Please note that the manufacture, distribution and/or sale of counterfeit Quiksilver merchandise is illegal and carries criminal penalties. Quiksilver has and will continue to pursue those guilty of infringing Quiksilver’s trademarks and copyrighted materials.
Quiksilver is a member of the eBay VeRO Plus Program and actively and regularly monitors both the use of its trademarks and copyrighted works, and the sale of products bearing or purportedly bearing Quiksilver intellectual property on eBay. Accordingly, Quiksilver suggests that both sellers and buyers on eBay be extremely careful about the Quiksilver products they sell and buy.
The sale of unlicensed, counterfeit Quiksilver goods is illegal and may result in monetary fines and imprisonment. Unless you know that the products were purchased from an authorized retail store, you are taking a risk that the products are counterfeit. Quiksilver has received numerous complaints from eBay users who have purchased non-Quiksilver apparel and accessories under the mistaken impression they were authentic Quiksilver products.
Quiksilver and its licensees have the exclusive right to use its copyrighted works and trademarks. Quiksilver’s trademarks are protected under various international trademark laws. Anyone who uses Quiksilver’s marks, without Quiksilver’s permission, is liable for trademark infringement. Similarly, textual and photographic works produced and published by Quiksilver or its licensees are protected under international copyright laws. Anyone who produces, copies, distributes or displays Quiksilver copyrighted materials, without Quiksilver’s permission, is liable for copyright infringement.
When an auction listing that improperly uses Quiksilver Trade Marks and/or copyright material comes to its attention, Quiksilver reviews the matter and takes appropriate action.
Due to the high volume of merchandise for sale on eBay, it is difficult to identify and remove every unauthorized item. The fact that others are selling products that infringe Quiksilver’s intellectual property rights does not give you the right to do so. Similarly, the fact that a product is being sold on eBay is in no way a guarantee that it is a genuine, authorized Quiksilver product.
Quiksilver’s policy is to cancel any offending auctions and to take whatever other steps it considers appropriate to protect its rights. If the auction is for counterfeit items, at minimum Quiksilver will insist that you (1) turn over the counterfeit and all similar items; (2) provide full disclosure about the source; and (3) agree never to list infringements or counterfeits again.
If you have any questions or wish to report the sale of counterfeit Quiksilver product, please contact Quiksilver’s Asia Pacific headquarters:
QUIKSILVER ASIA PACIFIC
Ug Manufacturing Co Pty Ltd
Att: Legal Department
27 Baines Crescent, Torquay VIC 3228 AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61 3 5261 6000 Fax: +61 3 5261 5600 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Quiksilver welcomes any information on the sale of counterfeit product and keeps the identity of informants strictly confidential.
For further information about authentic Quiksilver you are invited to visit the websites of our brands at: www.quiksilver.com, www.roxy.com and www.dcshoecousa.com.