According to foreign media reports, Amazon, eBay and Etsy are facing charges of "selling counterfeit goods" in recent days. The reason is that there are unscrupulous sellers selling fake "Rebellious Hope" T-shirts on these three platforms.
Amazon, eBay and Etsy
Facing 'sell fake' charges
The 'Rebellious Hope' T-shirt was launched by podcast host Dame Deborah James in collaboration with fashion retailer In The Style, and is available on the In The Style platform for £15 . Available in navy, white, pink and black.
It is understood that all profits from this product will be used for the British Cancer Research Fund (Bowelbabe), so it is very popular in the British market.
Because of the profits, there are a lot of counterfeits on Amazon, eBay and Etsy.
A knock -off 'Rebellious Hope' t-shirt for up to £42 on Etsy ;
On Amazon , each counterfeit of the same model sells for £15 ;
On eBay , each counterfeit of the same model sells for £10 .
At the same time, many consumers who buy from third-party sellers also believe the money will go to charity.
In The Style platform founder Adam Frisby posted an Instagram post warning consumers to be wary of buying counterfeit products from other platforms, as profits from these counterfeit products would not go to Cancer Research UK.
Sarah Coles, an expert at UK financial services firm Hargreaves Lansdown, said it was hard to imagine anyone using the name of charitable fundraising for profit, and it was shocking how many fake T-shirts were on Amazon, eBay and Etsy.
In response, the British "Sun" contacted Amazon, eBay and Etsy, asking them to propose a solution.
A spokesperson for the eBay platform said: "We have determined that some of the listings on the platform violate eBay's policies and have now removed these listings. "
"At this time, we are removing all products associated with Dame Deborah James and related charities and apologise for any inconvenience caused, " Amazon said.
The attitude of foreign e-commerce markets towards counterfeit goods has always been zero tolerance. Once counterfeit goods are found, the goods will definitely be taken off the shelves or deleted. In addition to fake goods , infringement is not tolerated by platforms such as Amazon, and toys are the hardest hit area of infringement.
Snapperz launches rights defense, 476 sellers are accused
In Amazon's TOP100 toy list, you can see stress relief toys every few products. Although decompression toys are popular, there are also many pits. Earlier, Snapperz, a decompression toy, launched its rights protection.
Snapperz is a hand-held squeeze toy with a suction cup, which produces continuous popping sounds through squeezing, and achieves a decompression effect in one squeeze, which can be played by adults and children.
It is worth noting that Snapperz has been successfully registered on March 2, 202, and the registration category is 28. Moreover, this product has an invention patent: US11305206B1, which was published on April 19 this year.
It is understood that there have been 476 seller defendants in this case, and it is clear that the "/Snapperz" keyword will be deleted. Sellers who sell such products should promptly check and remove related infringing products from the shelves.
Tool products are also very easy to step on the pit of infringement.
Viking Arm launches infringement lawsuit, seller account funds are frozen
Viking Arms are popular as tools , and sellers on /Aliexpress, Amazon, Ebay, Shopify, Walmart, Wish and other platforms have all put them on the shelves.
Since April of this year, Viking Arms and David Gulbransen Law Firm have launched infringement lawsuits against sellers on various platforms. Just over a month later, the storm of the last lawsuit has not completely passed. The law firm once again filed a second lawsuit with the court, accusing the infringing sellers, and many sellers’ account funds have been frozen by the platform.
Viking Arm Viking Arm is similar to common jacks in life. It is a multi-purpose installation tool with a load capacity of up to 150kg and a lifting range of 7-215mm. It can help people greatly save the labor cost and time cost of installation work, which is of great help to improve economic efficiency in specific professional fields.
Moreover, it is smaller in size and more convenient to operate than other tools. It can be said that the Viking Arm is a professional tool suitable for everyone.
If a seller is currently selling products with Viking Arm or the two words separated, there is a risk of infringement. Sellers need to get off the shelves quickly to avoid facing huge compensation.
At the same time, it should be noted that the patent registered by the company is an invention patent, and even if the shape is different but the working principle is the same, it will infringe.
With the arrival of July, the Prime Day promotion has also entered the countdown. While the infringement problem has to be prevented, trademark infringement and patent infringement cannot be ignored.
Therefore, all sellers and friends must check the products of their stores to avoid adverse effects on the promotion due to infringement and other issues.