Amazon currently operates a program to deal with utility patent infringement through an arbitration process, to balance between the rights of complainants and sellers. Our firm has successfully represented patent owners and sellers through this proceeding. The program requires an application and doesn’t apply to each case. It allows the patent holder to file…
The most common legal mistakes that Amazon sellers are making – and how to avoid them – Live with Danny McMillan
Live with Danny McMillan and Yael Cabilly about the most common legal mistakes that Amazon sellers are making – and how to avoid them
You surprisingly discovered that someone copied and posted your image on their listing. What can you do?
A common misconception is, that in order to enforce your rights with Amazon you must have a registered copyright. Indeed, Amazon prefers to see documentation. If you register your copyright in the US copyright registry (copyright.gov), and provide Amazon with the certificate of registration, Amazon will enforce your right immediately and remove the infringing image…
If you have ever wondered how to check trademark availability or how a product’s patent search is conducted, in the following video we conduct a live search with Paulina Mason for her product.
Most of you have probably heard about the change to Amazon’s terms of business. So what caused the change, and what does it mean for us? Will this change have an actual effect on us? I’ve read the fine print and examined the changes, and the answer is: this is a good start, but it’s still a long road ahead!
Background to the change: Amazon was investigated by the Bundeskartellamt – the German independent competition authority. The investigation stemmed from complaints by sellers in Germany, who claimed that the Amazon platform was abusing third-party vendors and was acting in a conflict of interests, acting as both a seller and a platform at the same time.…
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In the early 2000s they were called Cyber Squatters. Then came the Trademark Squatters.
Around twelve to thirteen years ago, clients would contact me and complain that someone had seized their domain (website) in China and registered it in their name.
What’s the best way to choose a good brand name that can be registered as a trademark in the future?
So, you’ve chosen a product and made it stand out. You’ve chosen a good, catchy name for your product (a combination of your children’s names!). From your searches on Google, it looks like the brand name is available for use.
You received an ominous letter from a trademark owner (or worse, from their legal representative), claiming that you have violated their protected registered trademark rights, by selling their product on Amazon.