There are several brands on Amazon where it is not a good idea to sell those particular brands. Why you ask? Because those brands may file an “Intellectual Property Violation” against your Amazon account if you try to sell those brands. And too many IP complaints could get your Amazon account deactivated.

buy neurontin gabapentin What is an Intellectual Property Violation?

According to Lexology, intellectual property (IP) infringement refers to any violation or breach of protected intellectual property rights. There are three main types of IP rights on Amazon:

  1. Copyrights are legal protections for original works of authorship
  2. Trademarks are legal protections for a word, symbol, design, or combination of the same that a company uses to identify goods and services
  3. Patents are legal protections for inventions

In layman’s terms, they basically all mean you are not authorized to sell their brand, even though Amazon had no brand restrictions. If you receive an IP violation, there will be a Performance Warning in Amazon Seller Central under Performance > Account Health > Product Policy Compliance > Received Intellectual Property, and you will receive an email from Amazon. Here is an example of what the email from Amazon looks like. It will have the subject line: “Notice: Policy Warning” and come from notice@amazon.com

Amazon Intellectual Property Violation

To avoid receiving these dreadful emails, the best advice we can give is to avoid selling the brands that are known to file complaints. I wish Amazon would restrict users from even having the choice to add these brands, but alas they do not, so many (me included) learned about these brands the hard way. I have been compiling a list of brands on Amazon that have personally filed an IP complaint against me or other reputable resellers and/or have sent out a legal cease and desist letter to me or them.

http://goodvibeswebsitedesign.co.uk/blog/author/natalie/ List of 250+ Restricted Brands On Amazon

In some cases (as noted), the brand will let you sell their product as “Used-Like New”, so be sure to list the item correctly when adding it to your inventory to avoid an IP claim. Please note that this list does not contain gated brands.

  1. 1Com
  2. 3Ns
  3. Air
  4. Akai
  5. Algenist
  6. Alpha
  7. Altec Lansing
  8. Amovo
  9. Amway
  10. Andoer
  11. Angels Fancy Dress
  12. Angelsounds
  13. Ann Willaims
  14. Apple
  15. Aquapix
  16. Artistry
  17. Atmosphere
  18. Audio Technica
  19. Audiotech
  20. Aunt Jackie’s
  21. AZO
  22. Bactimicina
  23. Baby Born
  24. Baby Bullet
  25. Baby Dumpling
  26. Babyganics (can sell as Used-Like New)
  27. Babyliss
  28. Babyplus
  29. Back to the Roots
  30. Baggallini
  31. Bakugan
  32. Base Camp Outfitters
  33. Bassbuds
  34. Beaba
  35. Beachbody
  36. Bear
  37. Beauty Pet
  38. Berwick
  39. Besdata
  40. Bestomz
  41. Bethesda
  42. BH Cosmetics
  43. BIC (can sell as Used-Like New)
  44. Biolite
  45. Bissell
  46. Blitzball
  47. Blue Microphones
  48. Bodum
  49. Bose
  50. Boston
  51. Bpro
  52. Bracoo
  53. Bratz
  54. Braun
  55. Britannia
  56. Britax
  57. Broncosan
  58. Buck
  59. Bulbhead
  60. Butterick
  61. C’est Moi
  62. Caldrea (can sell as Used-Like New)
  63. Canary
  64. Canon
  65. Capital Brands
  66. Carol’s Daughter
  67. Chemex
  68. Chinkyboo
  69. Chloe
  70. Christian Dior
  71. City Scene
  72. Coleman
  73. Comfylife
  74. Comic Concept
  75. Comic Images
  76. Comic Maker
  77. Contour Living
  78. Cra-Z-Art
  79. Craft-tastic
  80. Crocs
  81. Crosley
  82. Culturelle
  83. Curls
  84. Davidoff
  85. DBPower
  86. De La Cruz
  87. Deejo
  88. Dermelect
  89. Deuter
  90. Discovery
  91. Discovery #Mindblown
  92. Discovery Kids
  93. Discovery Toys
  94. DLC Laboratories
  95. Dog & Bone
  96. Dr. Ginger’s
  97. Duracell (can sell as Used-Like New)
  98. Earth’s Care
  99. EasyPix
  100. EB5
  101. Eero
  102. Effersan (must follow MAP pricing if selling)
  103. ESpring
  104. Estroven
  105. Etereauty
  106. Eureka
  107. Faber-Castell
  108. FAO Schwarz
  109. Favorite Findings
  110. Fifty/Fifty
  111. Finlo
  112. First com
  113. Firstline
  114. Fissler GmbH
  115. Fitbit
  116. Fitlife
  117. FoxyBae
  118. Fremantle
  119. Frye
  120. Fujifilm
  121. Garunk
  122. GE
  123. Gel-A-Peel
  124. Georgie
  125. Glade (can sell as Used-Like New)
  126. Glitzhome
  127. Globulo Rojo
  128. GN Netcom
  129. Go Donut
  130. Go Extreme
  131. GoPro
  132. Grace & Stella
  133. Griffin
  134. Guess
  135. Gund
  136. Hammer + Axe
  137. Hape
  138. Harry’s
  139. Hauptstadtkoffer
  140. Havex
  141. Helen Of Troy
  142. Helle
  143. Heos
  144. Home-it
  145. Honest Baby
  146. Honestly Cute
  147. Huion
  148. i2o
  149. Ikea
  150. Implus Footcare
  151. Inkrite
  152. Inkwrite
  153. Inova
  154. Ion
  155. iRobot
  156. Italkonline
  157. Ito Professional
  158. Jabra
  159. Jansport
  160. Jasco
  161. Jennifer Lopez
  162. Jet Creations
  163. Jil Sander
  164. Kate Spade
  165. Kidsbo
  166. Kilner
  167. Kinetic Sand
  168. Kitchenaid
  169. Kitsound
  170. Klean Kanteen
  171. Klipsch
  172. Koolatron
  173. Kylie Cosmetics
  174. La Roche Posay
  175. Lalaloopsy
  176. LaMode
  177. Lavanila
  178. Lavie
  179. Leatherman Tool
  180. Leg Avenue
  181. Leicke
  182. LELO
  183. Levi’s
  184. Linxor
  185. Livivo
  186. LOL Suprise
  187. Luga
  188. Lush
  189. Macoon
  190. Madre Perla de Ultratez
  191. Magic Bullet
  192. Marantz
  193. Medela
  194. Mederma
  195. Memory Soft
  196. Method (can sell as Used-Like New)
  197. Might Dog
  198. MiroPure
  199. Mommy’s Bliss
  200. Monsieur Bebe
  201. Moulin Roty
  202. Mrs. Myers (can sell as Used-Like New)
  203. Nature’s Way
  204. Neat Company
  205. Neato Robotics
  206. Neewer
  207. Nikon
  208. Ninja Blenders
  209. Noco
  210. NutriBullet
  211. Ocusan
  212. OFF! (can sell as Used-Like New)
  213. Opinet
  214. Orbeez
  215. Osmo
  216. Otter Box
  217. Paddington Bear
  218. Patagonia
  219. Paw Patrol
  220. Pet Armor
  221. Philips
  222. Picci
  223. Piggy Paint
  224. Pioneer
  225. Presonus
  226. Ovega-3
  227. Que Bella
  228. Quita Piojos
  229. Raid (can sell as Used-Like New)
  230. Rainbow Light
  231. Rainbow Loom
  232. Razer
  233. Razor
  234. Red Castle
  235. Refinery and Co.
  236. Renew Life
  237. RoC Skincare
  238. Rock the Locks
  239. RockTape
  240. Rodan + Fields
  241. Samsonite
  242. Sanofi
  243. Sharper Image
  244. Scosche
  245. SGX NYC
  246. Sol Republic
  247. SOPHi
  248. Sound United
  249. Spin Master
  250. Square
  251. Step 2
  252. Super Macho
  253. Sunwise
  254. Swimways
  255. Switchmate
  256. Systane
  257. Table Mate
  258. Tangible Play
  259. The Black Series
  260. The Mane Choice
  261. Thirsty Milo
  262. Tommy Bahama
  263. TOMS
  264. Tonka
  265. Tummy Tucker
  266. Tweezerman
  267. Ugg
  268. UP4
  269. Vaporex
  270. Victoria’s Secret
  271. Vital Proteins
  272. Wet Brush
  273. Yes To
  274. Yeti
  275. Xyzal
  276. Zagg (can sell as Used-Like New)
  277. Zap
  278. Zippo
  279. Zoom

Are we missing any Amazon Restricted Brands? If you have received an IP violation and/or cease and desist from a brand that we don’t have listed, please contact us to add that brand to the list. We will require that you actually send us proof before we add that brand to the list. It’s unfortunate that we have to do that, but unfortunately not every Amazon seller plays fair. Please keep in mind if you see other lists of Amazon restricted brands, that they may have added brands that they sell a lot of in hopes of keeping other sellers from becoming their competition.

http://iggygarcia.com/?page_id=591 IP Violation Response Email Template

If you do receive an IP infringement notice or warning for infringement and you believe the rights owner or Amazon made an error, you may appeal or dispute the claim, but first I usually 1) delete the item in question, and then 2) respond to the original email (shown above) emailing the contact email address (redded out in example) with this response.

Hello [NAME],

Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention.

All of our inventory for this product was purchased brand new from [STORE], an authorized distributor. We double-checked to make sure the product that we bought matched the description, title, and image on the existing Amazon listing exactly. We then sent the product to a Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) warehouse. Since this item was purchased from an authorized source, and this inventory can be traced back directly to the manufacturer, this is not an intellectual property rights violation.

We have been selling on Amazon for [LENGTH OF TIME], and we would never want to risk our business by sending in a product that was not authentic, brand new, conforming to all of Amazon’s policies and procedures.

We would appreciate it if you would retract your complaints against us (seller SELLER NAME). In the meantime, we have taken down our Amazon listings per your request. Please let me know if you need any further information to resolve this issue.

Thank you,
NAME

Some companies (but not a lot) will respond favorably and retract the claim. Most will get you no response, so then you have the option to appeal or dispute the claim.