WowWee filed a federal lawsuit (Civil Action no. 17-CV-7969) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against 165 sellers of counterfeit Fingerlings. Judge Robert W. Sweet, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, has officially granted WowWee’s request for a Temporary Restraining Order, ordering that the sellers assets and storefronts be frozen. 

Together, WowWee and its legal team, Epstein Drangel LLP, have designed and implemented a global anti-counterfeiting program through which the company is expeditiously enforcing WowWee’s rights to the Fingerlings brand, characters, packaging, and technology to the full extent of the law. As part of these efforts, WowWee has instituted customs education and training programs throughout the world, to provide officers with the latest information on the Fingerlings product line and how to identify fakes, as well as an in-depth analysis of health and safety issues associated with counterfeit products.

Named a top toy for the 2017 holiday season by The Toy Insider and retailers, Fingerlings are mini interactive pet robots that curl around your finger and come to life when you play, responding to sound, motion, and touch with over 40 animations.

About the author

Maddie Michalik

Maddie Michalik

Maddie Michalik was the Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book from 2020-2022. She was also a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider.