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Lynne Norris

Lynne Norris

2 years ago

So, how does a nerw seller go about getting approval to sell items? Surely you cant just email them and say, can I put your stuff on my store?Ive been blocked from selling a $12 item from WM because another seller complained. He only had 2 items listed and he most certainly isnt the brand owner of Mainstays! I want to dropship. I dont have the money or the space to do FBA or MF. But I want to do it right. Thanks.

Tyler Nelson

Tyler Nelson

2 years ago

Lynne, dropshipping from Walmart breaks the TOD

Lynne Norris

Lynne Norris

2 years ago

I have not seen WM mentioned specifically, but basically, if you read Amazon’s dropshipping terms, dropshipping in it’s true sense is not allowed at all. It states that you must be the seller of record (which in my case, I was), so you are actually doing Merchant Fulfilled, not dropshipping. So, if you own the product and you are being upfront about the condition, etc., why do they care that it came from WM? millions are being sold every day from Amazon with WM items. From all kinds of apparently unauthorized sellers, if what you say is correct.

Josh

Josh

2 years ago

Any advice? I had an Intellectual Property Rights Infringement claim. I went all the way up the chain to get rejected by Bezos team. Afterwards the rights holder released claim. Seller performance is still not releasing my suspended account even after withdrawal of claim and several emails. Advice?!

Thanks!

Todd

Todd

2 years ago

Manufacturers are paying attorneys to rewrite MAP policies to turn a MAP “violation” into an IP complaint. They do this to get around the First Sales Doctrine, and control who can sell their product on Amazon. They also refuse to honor warranties and then claim you can’t sell items as new because they won’t honor a warranty, which is illegal in many states.

They do all this to control prices.

Lawsuits can be expensive, but I am tired of some manufacturers trying to circumvent the First Sales Doctrine with these bully tactics against legitimate sellers.

Lynne Norris

Lynne Norris

2 years ago

So, what can we do? There has to be something.

Pharaoh Bee

Pharaoh Bee

2 years ago

How about a case where an idea you came up to and created a new design our of it, no copyrights yet, no trademarks via uspto.gov dated March 15; After 2 weeks (April 1), suddenly you received a claim that they own the design that you have made. Can we prevent such things to happen like that?

It’s a risk of having your account to be suspended in the future. It’s saddening that there are seedlings of Martin Shkreli everywhere on the market, who thinks they own everything and only they own anything even though you came up to creating your own design / idea.

How do we prevent these things to happen?

Juliana Farha

Juliana Farha

2 years ago

As a rights owner, I find all of this quite galling. We are a manufacturer and we do not sell on Amazon ourselves. But Amazon is completely saturated with cheap Asian-made copies of our products which infringe our longstanding US trade dress registrations and we want them removed. We are not trying to shut down any legitimate seller and our claims are not false. We have had virtually no help from Amazon at all, yet this piece refers to their new focus on shutting down false claims.

Why are they not committing resources to ensuring that their site doesn’t become an online dollar store, full of cheap copies of legitimate brands? Instead, small family-run businesses like ours are obligated to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees each year dealing with Amazon’s laissez faire approach to its own Terms and Conditions. In fact, Birkenstock pulled all of their products from Amazon for this reason. As a consumer, I am now very wary of shopping on Amazon because I no longer trust what I’m seeing there.

Ahmed

Ahmed

2 years ago

One of my listing s was removed due to a false claims. The claimant used an expired patent number on top of that! I have been sending counter DMCA noticed to Amazon but they keep ignoring by asking me to resolve with the claimant. The claimant is not responding to my emails. What should I do now?

Chris Angelo

Chris Angelo

1 year ago

I’m in the exact situation

E-Deals Store Services Ltd

E-Deals Store Services Ltd

1 year ago

We are the first company may be on UK that will be claiming damages against an Amazon Seller for an unlawful threat of notice of infringement.

Liz

Liz

1 year ago

This is an ongoing issue and I cannot see why some of the following simple policy changes at Amazon’s end which would work in the interests of all parties (including Amazon) could not be made: 1. A complaint form that requires full contact details: personal and business; company registration details and the registered office/place of business address; legal representatives or an agents contact details of the same type required to be given of the complainant; IP registration certificates; brief details on the alleged violation and supporting IP documents showing how the product violates the IP rights – all of which is to accompany the form. 2. If the form is incomplete or the application doesn’t have the required accompanying documents then Amazons TOS can make it clear that they wont process it/accept it until it complies with their TOS and wont be held liable for any losses until it does so comply. 3. Amend TOS to state that any complaint process that is instigated for any purpose other than in pursuit of a legitimate IP complaint and claim will result in closure of the lodging parties account and a complaint to federal authorities for investigation. ie fraud – obtaining a… Read more »

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