Amazon sellers need to know about intellectual property law. Especially if your account was suspended because of an IP complaint. The complaints that cause Amazon accounts / listings to be suspended are often referred to as rights owner complaints. Sellers accused of violating intellectual property rights should call for a free consultation 1-877-9-SELLER

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Intellectual property law can be broken down into 4 categories:

Amazon sellers can obtain international protection for their intellectual property in numerous ways. A seller can apply for a trademark in the United States and extend that protection through the World Intellectual Property Organization. In addition, sellers can obtain protection around the world by filing for protection in other countries.

1. Copyright Law

Copyright law for Amazon sellers focuses mainly on images and verbiage. Amazon sellers should never use photographs or images that they do not own. Amazon sellers should take their own pictures for their listings. Sellers should not copy and paste verbiage from anybody else’s product or website and use it on their detail page.

2. Trademark Law

Trademark law focuses on the use of logos and other marks. Private label sellers should file for trademark protection for their logo and the name of the private label brand they’re developing. in short, sellers should never take another person’s / company’s trademark and put it on their own products.

3. Patent Law

Design patents have to do with how a product looks. Utility patents have to do with how a product functions. You should file for a design patent if you have a new design for an existing product. If you have made an entirely new invention, then you should file for a utility patent.

4. Trade Dress

Trade dress pertains to an entire product including its shape, color, packaging, and all other factors that make a product unique. Amazon sellers should not copy products if they want to avoid rights owner complaints. However, Amazon does not seem to have the best system for rights owners to assert trade dress complaints.

For more info. on intellectual property law, call for a free consultation: 1-877-9-SELLER

Amazon sellers should be concerned about obtaining intellectual property protection where they are selling and sourcing their products.

For example, a seller who has a private label product produced in China but sold in the United States should obtain protection in both China and the USA.

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Boatload of baseless copyright complaints against sellers.

Copyright almost always pertains to pictures & verbiage in Amazon listings. It also includes things you add to the packaging like package inserts (which is written material / copyright). We have seen just a boatload of baseless copyright complaints against sellers all over the world. Mostly the United States, but literally all over, sellers are hit with baseless copyright complaints. If you have one, you have to figure out, one, did you violate? Because if the brand itself uploaded it, they waived their rights on that listing. Or did another seller create the listing and maybe they’re the ones that violated? Copyright complaints against sellers are absolutely increasing.

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Court cases where Amazon sellers faced intellectual property issues:

There have been many situations where legal action was taken against Amazon for common law violations that caused damages to both sellers and buyers. These include: copyright infringement, breach of agreements with vendors, deceptive advertising practices and more.

If you are an Amazon seller and want to learn about what courts have said in cases involving intellectual property issues, we wrote the book on cases involving Amazon and Amazon sellers.

Regardless of the outcome of any particular case, these instances show that Amazon law is not above the law that we all must follow.

Our website provides legal documentation of these cases involving Amazon, along with the details of the case and whether Amazon won or lost. The Amazon Law Library sums up these cases to help each and every Seller understand their rights when it comes to selling on Amazon. You can find an online law library of Amazon cases here.

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Has an Amazon suspension destroyed your business? The solution is here. We have hundreds of happy client reviews and many reinstatement successes in the realm of intellectual property law.

Intellectual Property Law Reviews from Clients:

Angel P.
Angel P.
19:31 08 Jan 21
It was a great pleasure speaking with Jenn McDonald & Marisol. They help me a lot I was able to point myself in the right direction. I originally called them to just get some answers on IP claims and how to better handle them. I’ve been using their website and looking at many of their YouTube videos which are a great reason for information especially for Amazon Sellers. I am looking forward to retaining their services and working more with them.
Cameron W.
Cameron W.
09:27 30 Jun 20
I worked with Shuffle and Kerry at Amazon Sellers' Lawyer this month on a tricky IP issue. I was impressed with the attention to detail in both their advice and written submissions. Would use them again without hesitation.
Daniel Y.
Daniel Y.
18:08 20 May 20
Account was suspended due to IP complaints, and we went to this firm just crossing our fingers. Turns out we're totally glad we went this route - David Miller got our account reinstated within a week! We're very glad we worked with them.
Maciej P.
Maciej P.
03:17 13 May 20
They helped me resolve 2 cases. Firs one took a long time to resolve since Alexa and David Miller had to negotiate with the right owner who was not very cooperative but after about 4 months they have agree to retract all 7 IP complaints. Other case was resolve in a month after i received 93 IP complaints from one Brand owner. Alexa drafted me 3 appeals that i sent to amazon and all 93 complaint were remove from my account. I was surprise it went so easy. Most important Alexa and David always responds to my emails the same day and call me if i need them in a few hours just to calm me down and assure that they will work to resolve my problem
Ryosuke T.
Ryosuke T.
12:59 28 Dec 19
I highly recommend Amazon Sellers' Lawyer.Kelly, Bruce and Shuffle teams have been sincere and patient with our company. Solving problems with intellectual property rights is not an easy problem, but arguably they do professional work.
After two months of negotiations with Amazon, we were able to resume sales successfully.
Jiang J.
Jiang J.
02:38 27 Dec 19
This year, due to intellectual property complaints ,our acount was suspended by Amazon.We contacted Amazon Sellers' Lawyer to help us appeal,they are very professional.Honestly,many other service providers do not provide appeal letters to us,they just help you appeal your account and make money from you.As a result,you don't know why your account is reinstated.But cooperating with Amazon Sellers' Lawyer,they provided us with a detailed appeal letter and many other appeal information.We can participate in the entire appeal process and understand why the store was eventually reinstated.
We recommend Amazon Sellers Lawyer to any sellers that runs into trouble with their account.
Hernan N.
Hernan N.
15:09 26 Nov 19
Very professional work! Thank you very much to Amazon Sellers Lawyer and especially to David Miller who helped me throughout the process to reinstate my Asin's. I truly recommend them if you face an IP complaint, they will solve your problem!
Jared C.
Jared C.
20:56 10 Oct 19
I spoke with Jen today about the details of IP claims on amazon. She was very helpful and I feel much more reassure after talking with someone who works in this space every day.
Jose M.
Jose M.
14:53 19 Sep 19
The Amazon legal system is a complex web to navigate through and you have to have the knowledge and experience to tackle all sorts of accusations in a delicate and professional manner. Being a first-time business owner and being hit with a baseless and frivolous trademark infringement complains, I thought had to close our family amazon store. My gut feeling told me to contact Rosenbaum Famularo PC amazon attorneys to get their final advice before hiring someone. Brett Sondike himself contacted me via email multiple times and noticed that he was being very sincere and from the heart, giving me information that I did not request or knew how to ask. I made the right choice hiring Brett. He was very professional and found any way possible to work with me…..I highly recommend his firm and him...
Aaron T.
Aaron T.
15:31 07 Aug 19
We have worked with CJ, Anthony and their team for over 3 years. His team shepherded through a difficult suspension and was able to help get our account back. We sell in a category that has a large number of false IP complaints. Unfortunately we were recently served with a 72 hour notice in regards to bogus IP complaints the ASL team was already working on. David Miller was able to write a quick plan of action which Amazon accepted and allowed us to continue business as usual. He is also doing a great job being a bulldog with the brands to attain retractions of their IP complaints. ASL does a great job and even though we know how to handle IP complaints on our own we hand them all over to ASL . IP complaints are a way of life on Amazon now and we use this tough team to deal with them!
Doris X.
Doris X.
03:26 31 Jul 19
I am very happy work with Travis and Sarah , they give us good price for copyright complaint case, when our 7 additional ASINs got complaint from same company ,they also process them without extra fee , Thank you Travis, you are awesome !!
Steven C.
Steven C.
03:09 26 Jun 19
When I use this service, the service is nice and the problem is timely solved. recommend this lawyer service. When I occur infringement issue, I will thought about and contact this team.
Judah B.
Judah B.
15:16 25 Jun 19
Amazon Sellers Lawyers have been great. Have been working with Rob the past few months to remove numerous utility patent infringers using an exclusive Amazon program. We have removed 100 infringers already and getting ready for more.
Chaiwat T.
Chaiwat T.
05:41 12 Jun 19
I got a trademark infringement noticed from Amazon reported by the rights owner. I tried to send Amazon appeals but didn’t work out and was frustrated. So I decided to turn to Amazonsellerslawyer. The company assigned Ashely to work on my case. She was highly professional and understood that I didn’t intend to make a confusion with another brand. She did research and crafted well-written appeals for me. It took some time for Amazon to reply but finally, I got my product listings reinstated! This was a huge relief.

I should have worked with this company from the start so I would get my listings reinstated faster. I want to thanks Ashley and her team for working on my issue. You guys are amazing!
Tom F.
Tom F.
08:58 11 Jun 19
It was the second time my account was suspended in one year due to a false copyright claim by a third party. And Amazon didn't even send me a notice when suspended my account. I send numerous emails to Amazon. No reply. Contacted Sarah and her team got my account reinstated within 2 weeks! Amazing job! I couldn't imagine that I could get back my account without their help!
George A.
George A.
00:33 01 Jun 19
Highly recommend Amazon Sellers' Lawyer, especially thanks Shuffle, Sarah and Kerry. They are kind, easy going, professional and help me with the ASIN reinstatement due to false design patent infringement. Really appreciate their work.Happy 😁
Maryellen Porzuczek M.
Maryellen Porzuczek M.
16:52 24 May 19
I turned to Amazon Sellers' Lawyer after Amazon denied my appeal for IP infringement/counterfeit complaints which were unfounded. David Miller and team were wonderful and easy to work with. David gave my case alot of personal attention, stayed closely in touch with me throughout the process, and obtained a retraction from the brand owner very quickly. I highly recommend them to any Amazon seller who faces these issues!
Achyandra Swandana S.
Achyandra Swandana S.
21:58 20 May 19
My 4 years old private label product listing got suspended because of IP trademark complaints on Amazon and I was really clueless about that. I've tried to solve by myself but it goes nowhere. For international sellers like me, this issue can be really intimidating. Then I decided to contact AmazonSellersLawyer.com. This was my first time experience hiring a law firm - thankfully, Jenn McDonald gave a professional and friendly service with excellent information about how to proceed. On the next day, I've got a plan of action e-mail from David Miller, an attorney who assigned to my case. In 24 hours, after following his advice.. I received a fantastic news.. notification from Amazon that my listing has been reinstated! What kind of magic was that? Thank you, excellent service from David Miller! He is really professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and taking the time to answered all of my questions. You guys are awesome! Once again, thank you for helping to solve my case! Highly Recommended!
Tigist M.
Tigist M.
14:06 11 May 19
I am so glad I took the leap of faith to work with this firm. I worked with David Miller and he was able to reinstate my Amazon listing after having a patent infringement compliant. I tried to fight by myself which didn’t work and he was able to help me by writing a very professional appeal that explains exactly how our product does not infringe the patent. I like how professional he was. Thank you everyone behind this law firm.
Larry E.
Larry E.
20:16 26 Feb 19
I called about an ip complaint that was in the initial stages of Amazon review and spoke with Brett Sondike. The product at issue was a bundle of goods with different brands making the source of the ip complaint uncertain. He gave me some great information on how their process worked and some background on how brand and patent complaints, both possibilities, proceeded -- and when we would need his services. Very Helpful! A 5 star experience!
Westin F.
Westin F.
17:44 21 Feb 19
Highly Recommend Amazon Seller's Lawyer for all your Amazon needs. We have been dealing with Travis for a couple years now and he has helped us through numerous IP issues and suspensions. These guys know their stuff and get the job done!
Max A.
Max A.
06:47 16 Feb 19
I had the pleasure of working with CJ one on one on a patent infringement issue. He is extremely knowledgable on the subject and gave us the right advice to proceed with the case and resolve the situation for us. I'm extremely pleased with his services and highly recommend his services to any online seller. They really do take care of the clients and know Amazon to the core.
Olga W.
Olga W.
18:17 05 Feb 19
I am very happy I turned to this awesome team of lawyers to help me reinstate my listing that was blocked due to IP infringement complaint. They started working on the case right away after I submitted it. I want to thank Kerry McDonald 🌺 and Jennifer McDonald 🌺 in particular. I highly recommend! Looking back, I wouldn't have done it myself. ☺️❤️❤️
Mike P.
Mike P.
19:34 30 Jan 19
Selling on Amazon can be ruthless in some markets.False patent infringements claims run rampant. Amazon sellers lawyer did an excellent job getting past all the Amazon automated responses and getting Amazon to look into and respond to a false patent infringement claim. My ASINs are back up and I would absolutely recommend this company if you experience the same issue.
Willie L.
Willie L.
00:10 16 Jan 19
My account was suspended due to complaints of IP infringement 3 months ago. Suspension happened right before fund being released. No need to say, there is a good chunk of money left in the account being held while appeal was being filed. I used the live chat on AmazonSellersLawyer.com to explain my case to Rosenbaum Famularo, PC. law office. Anthony answered all my questions very professionally. They have tons of experience on cases similar to mine. We went through about 4 or 5 appeals because Amazon keep asking for more details, I thought Amazon was just giving me run arounds and my account will never be reinstated. But my direct contact / paralegal, Ashley Dipinto never gave up and keep fighting for me. Guess what, 3 months later, my account was reinstated. I cannot thank them enough for their professional advice and perseverance. Last but not least, the service statement is super clear easy to understand, they break down service charge to 1/10 of and hour and thrown in a couple free service as well. I hope I will never have to use them again, but if I do, I know who to call.
Thank you Ashley, Anthony and of course CJ.
Parul A.
Parul A.
14:40 12 Oct 18
I spoke to Brett Sondike about a legal issue I am having. He took the time to understand what I had to explain on the very first call. I am extremely pleased with the way he responded and with the response I got from him. I felt very comfortable talking to him and he made it very easy for me to get some insight into the legal aspect of my issue. Very honest guy and down to earth! I would highly recommend Brett to anyone seeking advice around IP issues and questions around legally selling on Amazon.
Jason L.
Jason L.
17:27 15 Aug 18
I spoke with Rob this morning about securing trademarks for my e-commerce brands. He was knowledgeable and answered all my questions and didn't make me feel rushed to get off the phone. I feel confident that this is a great firm to do business with.
Janu S. G.
Janu S. G.
15:19 16 Jul 18
CJ is the best and most helpful for any and all Amazon related issues. The entire team, especially Kerry McDonald, were able to resolve a multitude issues from suspensions, IP complaints and brand protection for online sellers. We visited his office in Long Beach. We called CJ on his cell on Saturday and he cleared his schedule so that we could meet with him in person in their Long Beach, NY office on Monday morning.
Pj S.
Pj S.
04:34 27 Jun 18
I met CJ at an Amazon Summit March 2018. At that time I didn't have a PL product I was a 3rd party seller with no problems. I purchased some products and started selling my own PL products and then one day I got hit with an infringement and blam my listings got shut down. With no where to return I remembered CJ said in his presentation that we (sellers) could call him and he would help and he was a phone call away. Well I took him up on that offer, I called he gave me some great advice to try without me spending a dime. So now I just wait and see what happens. It's nice to know that he really does care and wants to help. I will use his services again, hopefully I don't have too though, sorry CJ...LOL!
Jody M.
Jody M.
21:47 29 May 18
Thank you so much to Amazon Sellers Lawyers to getting my account back in perfect standings! I made a mistake with my account that resulted in an IP Infringement. After reaching out myself to the brand owner, I was unable to get them to retract their complaint. This caused chaos on my Amazon account and I was no longer able to sell this brand. I then contacted Amazon Sellers Lawyers. Kerry worked daily on my account, reaching out to the Brand Owners and consuting me on what to say to Amazon. They NEVER gave up! By some kind of magic, they were able to get the brand owner to tell Amazon that the complaint with me was resolved. Within two days, my account was back in action. I am sure I could not have done this without them. THANK YOU Amazon Sellers Lawyers, CJ, and Kerry!
Carolina G.
Carolina G.
13:43 03 Apr 18
I called from Spain with patent pending doubts. This is the quickest customer service I've ever seen. From doubts to answers in minutes! First contact and first questions answered for free. Thanks CJ and team!
Jo C.
Jo C.
15:20 23 Nov 17
My ASIN was blocked after a fake IP complaint. I tried all sorts to get it reinstated but nothing was working. CJ, Anthony and Gary have been fantastic, fast communication and detailed appeals - they know the correct process to follow and who to contact at Amazon to resolve these issues. It took them around 10 days to get my ASIN reinstated. Thank you!
Taz A.
Taz A.
18:25 16 Oct 17
These guys really know their stuff! My product was taken down due to a baseless IP claim from a competitor. I called the team and they were immediately responsive and we managed to get the product reinstated within 2 weeks. It was a nervous time, but the team (Jason worked my case) kept me calm and walked me through every step of the process. Honestly could not have asked for a better experience, HIGHLY recommend!
Michael V.
Michael V.
10:07 11 Jul 17
I've spoken to CJ, Anthony and Gary at Amazon Sellers' Lawyer. They're all extremely approachable and speak normal English I could understand - unlike some lawyers I could mention!

In particular, I went over the details of a few tricky-looking but promising Amazon products with CJ to make sure I wasn't going to endanger my precious Amazon account by risking account suspension. CJ was very expert, very down to earth and realistic about the potential risks and the solutions.

He didn't even charge me for this initial call, which is another welcome change from all other lawyers I've ever used!

Overall, I'm incredibly impressed. They're obviously very expert in what they do, but they are very down to earth and straightforward. I'd recommend them to any Amazon sellers concerned about legal issues - especially trademarks or patents or Amazon account suspension.
Monica B.
Monica B.
15:22 13 May 17
I launched a line of bathroom products and experienced success for over a month. Then all of a sudden, my momentum was stopped as competitor for one of my products filed a complaint against me for patent infringement. This was devastating news since I performed patent research prior to launching the product and knew for a fact there was no patent for this product. Over 3 weeks, I contacted Amazon numerous times, submitted appeals through the proper channels - Seller Performance, Notice Dispute and Bezos Escalation Team, to no avail I continued to receive the automated bot response I needed to contact the complainant to resolve the issue. At this point, the complainant was silent because he knew Amazon would not reinstate the listing without his retracting the complaint. After getting no where with Amazon on my own I reached out to the law firm of CJ Rosenbaum. CJ, Anthony and the team drafted legal briefs and correspondences, again going through the proper channels - Seller Performance, Notice Dispute, Bezos Escalation Team and Amazon's Legal Team. Throughout the process, CJ, Anthony and team was responsive, communicated timely and answered questions or addressed concerns promptly. After working with CJ, Anthony and the team for less than 2 weeks, they were able to get the ASIN reinstated. The team is truly fighting for Amazon sellers and over exceeded expectations as I truly believe Amazon would not have reinstated the ASIN without the help of the Amazon Sellers' Lawyers.
Michael L.
Michael L.
19:53 11 May 17
Hiring CJ to navigate the erratic and nuanced ways of Amazon Seller Support was a home-run decision for our Amazon business. If you are looking for help with a suspension, appeal, or IP issue,; you cannot afford not to work with the team at Amazon Sellers' Lawyer. Stop stressing and start hitting home-runs again. Call CJ ASAP.
Ray B.
Ray B.
15:28 22 Mar 17
CJ Rosenbaum and his managing attorney Anthony Famularo at Amazon Sellers Lawyer were instrumental in getting our suspended “Seller Account” reinstated after an erroneous intellectual property complaint.
When Amazon suspends your account, you have to follow an unfamiliar and erratic process to satisfy their demands, which are not always clearly stated, and the resolution is not guaranteed.
CJ’s expert advice is a huge benefit: Even better is that CJ & Anthony are attorneys who know the the legal implications and limits of the Amazon user agreement.
CJ’s firm a unique resource for Amazon sellers in trouble because of the huge number of cases they’ve successfully handled, their specialized legal expertise, and because they have a central office and staff that’s responsive to your emails and calls, even calling you by cellphone when they were out of the office.
CJ and Anthony were able to clearly describe the strategies they were using, and the phases of review that exist. They also were able to follow-up repeatedly with a brand that made the erroneous complaint that triggered our suspension, and maintained the brand’s cooperation with us.
No one can offer a 100% guarantee on a successful outcome, but CJ and his team gave us informed counsel at every stage, including using well-informed, tested language for our multiple - eventually successful - “Plan of Action” submissions.
I encourage anyone suspended to watch some of the many YouTube interviews with CJ Rosenbaum, particularly with Ed at “Amazon Sellers Group TG.”
I think you’ll agree CJ is the leading expert in Amazon’s seller performance appeals and arbitration.
Bart K.
Bart K.
16:16 30 Dec 16
Outstanding knowledge of the Amazon system and outstanding client service! Anthony worked diligently to push through the issues I had with my seller account- from an bogus IP claim- was able to fully restore my selling privileges for my ASIN! He helped me deal with Amazon and dealt professionally with the complaining party, to get the complaint remove! Thanks!
Alex M.
Alex M.
03:30 18 Oct 16
CJ was very prompt to respond our concerns against a copyright infringement case. If the case does not get resolved soon, we are glad to know we have CJ on our side.
Christina S.
Christina S.
23:50 17 Oct 16
Had a great experience with CJ. Had an issue with Amazon shutting down our listing because a competitor reported a trademark infringement. CJ quickly confirmed we were not infringing any trademarks and knew the fastest approach to get our listing turned on. Very frustrating to deal with Amazon but CJ helped us get out listing turned back on.
Stanley G.
Stanley G.
20:21 10 Oct 16
CJ promptly responded to my email in regards to an anti-competitive seller attempting to unrightfully claim copy-right infringement. Very knowledgeable about the Amazon infrastructure.
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