Copyright complaints on Amazon can cover: literary, musical, dramatic works, pantomimes, choreographic works, pictorial, graphic, sculptural works, motion pictures, sound recordings, and architectural works.

Copyright complaints, when it comes to Amazon sellers, have to do with verbiage, copying and pasting someone else’s words or images / pictures. You cannot use somebody else’s pictures when you’re creating a listing. You need to create your own. They have to be Amazon compliant.

If you’ve been suspended on Amazon because of a copyright issue, call us 1-877-9-SELLER seven days a week. You can also submit your case to Amazon Sellers Lawyer online through the button below.

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It’s important to know how to properly file a copyright & to understand what conditions a copyright protects.

We’ve reinstated thousands of accounts, obtained retractions of the vast majority of copyright complaints asserted against our clients, and resolved many issues with Amazon’s lawyers & staff in the US, India, Ireland, Costa Rica & United Kingdom.

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What is Copyright Infringement?

Copyright infringement is violating an owner’s exclusive rights to a work of art, granted by the federal Copyright Act, by the use of protected works without permission. The use of copyrighted works is unauthorized unless consent is given by the owner. A copyright owner has the right to reproduce the work, prepare imitations of their copyrighted work, distribute their work, and perform or display the work publicly. To demonstrate a valid copyright infringement claim, a plaintiff must show ownership of a copyright and show that the defendant has copied elements of the work that are original.

In Amazon cases, courts have denied motions to dismiss when facts are clearly stated to prove the defendant is actually aware they’re infringing on copyright laws or there’s proof of complete disregard for whether they’re infringing on copyrights or not. On the other hand, claims have been dismissed where insufficient facts have been pleaded to establish that the plaintiff possessed a valid copyright or that the defendants reproduced copyrighted work. A reasonable juror must be able to infer from the facts stated that the defendants may have violated copyright laws.

In the Milo & Gabby v. Amazon case, the court made a seminal decision & held that Amazon couldn’t be held liable for Amazon seller’s listings that infringed on others’ copyrights because Amazon was not themselves “offering for sale” the infringing products.

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16:58 17 Mar 22
We contacted Rosenbaum Famularo & Segall to help us on an IP matter on Amazon. David and Yasmine immediately understood our issue and helped us negotiate a successful settlement agreement, secure a retraction from the opposing party and finally get our listing reactivated, all under a very tight deadline. They were with us throughout the process, promptly and expertly responding to all our questions and inquiries. Can’t recommend the firm highly enough for matters concerning Amazon. You’re in excellent hands with Rosenbaum Famularo & Segall! Follow up seven months later: we reached out to CJ again for a modification of our agreement. CJ and Leslie worked with us step by step and were able to successfully negotiate one on our behalf. We'll be working with this team for any Amazon legal matters in the future.
Hillel M.
Hillel M.
14:41 14 Oct 21
Top notch law firm for Amazon 3rd party sellers. We had a stressful situation with a copyright complaint and hired this firm to help. Nicole made the onboarding easy enough. Declan who was assigned to the case was responsive and guided me through this situation to the satisfactory and successful result.
Jason S.
Jason S.
06:22 06 Aug 21
They took care of my IP issue pretty quick. The firm seems to have a lot of experience dealing with these IP issues and know just how to navigate through them. At least that was my take on them. I wouldn't chance going anywhere else if the need for assistance such as this was needed.
Fred S.
Fred S.
01:41 23 Jun 21
Our account got reinstated after 7 months of repeatedly being denied for an suspected IP violoation that Amazon would not clear . After several attempts I was begining to lose hope but thanks to Declan, and Ashley for their persistant efforts. They had a great game plan. Overall excellent team effort from start to finish. These guys know how to get the job done. After being left for dead, I am very excited to start selling again. If any issues occur in the future this is my team.
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04:20 19 Jun 21
Before I Call the law firm and talked to Nicole Goldberg who recommended Anthony Zhang as my paralegal, I was spending three days ( the longest three days of my life) trying to figure out what to do with a copyright infringement complain by another seller. My listings was removed and I had inventory at the warehouse and more at the making. You get the picture! it was not a good experience for me! I was lost and needed help.Nicole calmed me down the minute she answered the phone. She helped me to get through all the paperwork smoothly so my case could be looked at by a paralegal. My case was ready in less than 2 days!!Anthony Zhang was patient and knowledgeable. By just one letter to the other seller. He got them to agree to retract their false copyright complains. The timing was impeccable. It's almost like Anthony mapped out what will happen every step of the way. He also zoomed me to get into my Amazon account. He knew exactly where to get the information he needed to move forward with the case. At one point, he even get me on a three way phone call with Amazon support. His goal is to get my listings activated. It was very clear that he was working at my best interest. I wouldn't get this far with getting my listings reinstated if Anthony did not guide me every step of the way.Don't just watch your listings get removed by Amazon and let other sellers take your business down. Now you know them, you don't have to feel lost and helpless like how I felt in that three days. Talk to Nicole Goldberg and see if you got a case. Have Anthony Zhang work with you. You will learn so much from him... Two thumbs up for the personalized service!!! My listings are back up and I am a happy seller!!!
Protection R.
Protection R.
07:27 04 Jun 21
Thank you, Anthony Du Zhang, for helping us get our account back. Our case is not a simple one. We contacted Amazon Seller Lawyer after several unsuccessful appeals. Anthony told us the possibility of getting back the account is low but not impossible. He assisted us in reaching the rights owner. When they stopped responding, Anthony helped us formulate POA and contacted the Account Health team multiple times to clarify a better approach. We learned a lot along the way. And finally, our account got reinstated. We will surely cooperate with you again for more legal and IP advice. Thanks again.
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