Amazon Sellers’ News 1/30/20 with CJ Rosenbaum: Business verification issues, Restricted products, Intellectual property complaints, Grumpy Cat lawsuits.
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Business Verification: If you are sending documents to Amazon and they get rejected, you need to stop the presses. Don’t send the same documents over and over again. If you’re not sure what to send, don’t do anything at all without calling us for a free consultation 1-877-9-SELLER. The more you send in the wrong information, the more Amazon rejects your plan of action and your documents, the harder it is to get the win. So don’t send in the same thing over and over again and certainly don’t send in redacted documents without sending in the original as well.
Restricted Products: Before you sell a product, you need to make sure it’s not restricted across the board, and it’s not restricted in the particular area where it’s going to be delivered. I’ll give you an example. You cannot sell radar detectors for cars in certain portions of Canada. Also, you cannot sell anything to do with CBD and if your listing has anything that sounds medical in nature, you may get dinged by Amazon by simply having something that appears to be to Amazon to be a medical claim or a treatment for some disease. So you need to be careful about your restricted products.
Intellectual Property Complaints: Authorization to sell a product has nothing to do with intellectual property. It is not a violation of anybody’s intellectual property rights for you to sell a brand’s products without authorization, trademark law, copyright law, trade dress, and patents. Those are entirely separate issues from authorization.
Grumpy Cat Lawsuit: I don’t know if any of you guys are selling (or were selling) these products, but the owner of Grumpy Cat filed litigation against sellers, and their litigation is expanding. What happened is they started a lawsuit in secret. They got a restraining order in secret and you’re only finding out about it when your money and your account gets frozen. If you received an order, if your accounts or your money has become frozen because of a court order, call us for a free consultation 1-877-9-SELLER.