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Amazon Trademark Lawyer for Infringement Appeals

A trademark is a type of intellectual property that protects a design, expression, or sign that identifies the products or services of a business. If a business has a registered trademark, other businesses or people are prohibited from using your trademark without your permission. Infringement need not be intentional – many, maybe even most cases of trademark infringement are unintentional. If you are an Amazon seller and have received a trademark infringement notice, an Amazon trademark lawyer from ESQgo, PC can help you navigate the appeal process. 

Amazon Trademark Infringements Are Serious

When you infringe on someone else’s trademark, Amazon can remove the item in question from your store or even suspend your account entirely. As a result, you need to take any notice concerning trademark infringement seriously. Ignoring the notice or putting it off to deal with at a later time will not solve the issue, and in fact, may only make things worse. 

Receiving a Trademark Infringement Notice 

There are two ways that you may receive a trademark infringement notice: 

  1. The notice may come from the party claiming that you are infringing their trademark or from their attorney. 
  2. The notice may come directly from Amazon. 

If you are contacted by another party, the notice may simply be a letter claiming that you are infringing on their trademark and demanding that you stop using the logo or mark in question. Often, they have not yet filed their claim with Amazon and so there may not be an issue with your account or the particular item. These letters should be seen as a warning before action is taken, and we recommend speaking with an Amazon trademark lawyer for guidance as soon as possible to ensure a prompt resolution. Our team will review the claim and determine the appropriate course of action to protect your business.

Appealing a Trademark Infringement Claim with Amazon

If your notice came directly from Amazon, then your only option may be to file an appeal. They may demand that you stop selling the item in question, or they may simply remove the item from your store or even suspend your account. Amazon can hold any sales proceeds not yet paid to you until the issue is resolved. The bottom line is that an infringement claim can quickly destroy your business. 

As mentioned above, you cannot ignore any notice you receive that you have infringed on someone’s trademark. Equally important, you need to submit an appeal that is clear, thorough, and well-reasoned. Our Amazon trademark attorneys often see business owners who panic and submit an appeal that essentially boils down to saying nothing more than they are not infringing on anyone’s trademark. You need to carefully document how and why your trademark does not infringe on the other party’s trademark. A sufficient letter requires knowledge of what constitutes trademark infringement and the ability to craft a persuasive argument as to why you should be able to resume business. 

Work with an Experienced Amazon Trademark Lawyer from ESQgo, PC

If you’re facing a trademark infringement claim, speak with an Amazon trademark lawyer at ESQgo, PC. With deep knowledge of trademark law and extensive experience with the Amazon sellers’ platform, our team helps businessmen and women get results. To schedule a free 30-minute consultation, contact us today.