Tips on How Amazon Sellers Can Avoid Trademark Infringement Complaints Selling Branded Products
I’m going to be talking to you about trademark complaints, specifically logos on listings. We’ll also be talking about suspected trademark complaints, where you’re not given a rights owner to contact.
That’s making this issue a little bit harder and something you have to deal with exclusively with Amazon.
If you have one of these logos on your product, on your listing, on pictures, or anywhere, it gives customers the idea that you may be associated with the brand. That’s pretty much trademark law it’s trying to enforce. It’s trying to enforce who can use this logo, use these words, represent a brand and represent that they are affiliated with a brand.
So if you’re not, and you’re using logos or trademarked words, it’s going to be an issue for you because you don’t own the rights to do so. But if you have an object that you’re selling that you’re listing, that has a logo that, you know, you didn’t print on the product itself, you can go around the system, you have to find a way to distort the image or blur the image in some way. So you’re showing that you’re not affiliated with these brands and that you’re selling your own products and not trying to represent you something as something that you not, or it’s something that your products are not. So by doing this, you have a longer road with Amazon and the appealing process, but it is possible if you’re able to distance yourself from the brand and prove that your listing is not infringing on anyone’s trademark.
You’re just trying to show exactly what your product is. It does in some way that unfortunately displays a brand logo or word. You gotta be careful how you do it, but if you are smart and how you create your listings or how you put your pictures on your listings, you’ll be able to get around this and be able to get you’re selling your products. I hope this was helpful for you.