Fake infringement complaints are nothing new around here, but what’s crazy is that once you resolve them, you would think Amazon would block the bad actor from continuing to file fake infringement complaints. NOPE! This should be a warning to all Amazon sellers that Amazon does little to protect you sellers from fraudulent, fake infringement complaints.
I first received the fake infringement complaint on March 15. Shortly after I reached out to the owner of the IP, and they confirmed that brandprotection.org does not represent them. It took me 2 weeks, even with proof and contact from the legitimate right’s owner to get my listing restored. Then 3 days later, brandprotection.org files another fake infringement complaint and Amazon accepts the complaint and takes down my listing again!! How is it that Amazon’s Notice Dispute doesn’t blacklist these bad actors and allow them to continue to make fake, fraudulent IP complaints!
The fake complainant doesn’t even have to list a valid trademark or patent number for Amazon to accept the complaint! See attachment the registration listing in the complaint doesn’t even need a valid number for Amazon to accept the complaint from the bad actor.
I hope sellers take notice and think twice about making the Amazon platform their main revenue source. Amazon does not lookout for their sellers against such bad actors. At the minimum, they should be checking to see if the trademark or patent registration is legitimate.