So I got my very first listing removed due to: Parallel Import Violation. It was only 1 product. Here is the message I got: "After reviewing your eBay account, we've taken the following action: - Violating listings have been removed. A list of items that were removed can be viewed at the bottom of this message. - We have credited all associated fees except for the final value fee for your listing(s). Your listing was reviewed after the rights owner notified us that your item violated their rights. Importing certain products from other countries without the rights owners permission may violate their intellectual property rights. Because of this, eBay reviews these items when we are contacted by the rights owner. We encourage you to contact the rights owner directly to better understand their position, as well as the countries or regions that they are concerned about. You will then want to exclude these regions in your listings and will also need to state that you won't sell to buyers in these areas. For more information on our VeRO program, please visit: xxx If you have more questions, contact our policy experts: xxx Please be sure your current and future listings follow these guidelines, keeping in mind that additional violations could result in the suspension of your account. The rights owner or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the rights owner, (brand name of product), notified eBay that this listing violates intellectual property rights. When eBay receives a report of this type of violation, we remove the listing to comply with the law. We encourage you to contact (brand name) directly if you have any questions. You can send an email to: xxxx email. " So my questions are: 1) I tried to contact the email that was given, but it looks like it might not actually be from the actual company of the item. It looks like an email from some other person, maybe just another competitor?? Are they allowed to simply report a violation of property rights even if they are not the actual property owner themselves? So, could another seller simply report my listing and claim it's a violation? Or does ebay make sure that it's a report from a verified company only? 2) I noticed that about over 100 other listings of this product was also on ebay and most of them looked like from people just like me (non-company sellers). Why aren't those removed? Are only a select few chosen at random? Was I just unlucky to be the one out of 100+ listings to get chosen for listing violation? 3) I won't relist just to be safe, but I guess I should ask anyways, can I re-list it eventually later on (after a month or two)? 4) I don't see in my seller dashboard of performance ratings if these things are marked on my account or how many of these "warnings" I get before they might suspend/restrict/ban your account. Does anyone know how many chances you get and how long does this strike (if it even is a strike) stays on your record? This is a first, so I'd like to learn as much as I can. Thanks.