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Listings Removed at Request of VeRO

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by TCSquared, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. TCSquared

    TCSquared Newbie

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    So this morning I woke up to see that five listings I had on eBay were removed because my items, " ... infringed on the trademark owner's rights".

    Hmm, what to do.

    I should have known better, but I made the mistake of using pictures found on Google, instead of taking my own, to advertise my items.

    I thought about selling on iOffer, but I am just not sure what to do at the moment.
     
  2. eBayMafia

    eBayMafia BANNED BANNED

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    What exactly what were you selling?
     
  3. wholesalereplica

    wholesalereplica BANNED BANNED

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    remember it is not ebay that removes them its the copyright owners via VERO

    also if you used stock pictures that could have been the reason the listings were removed
     
  4. Mick Swagger

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    Yes, the stock photos probably the main reason, always take your own pics
     
  5. Hermz

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    So are you saying its because of using stock pictures from the web? Thats why they removed you listing, not from the item description?
     
  6. Mick Swagger

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    There are many reasons, description could be one as well. But ALOT of things get taken down becuz of stock photos. They want to see if u actually have the product in hand. Always take originals.
     
  7. rhino2020

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    I think buyers also like to see you have it in hand.
     
  8. Anybody

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    What were you selling?
     
  9. TCSquared

    TCSquared Newbie

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    I was selling Lacoste and Ralph Lauren shirts.
    My Ralph Lauren listings were taken down the day after my Lacoste listings were.
    I have all of the stock in hand and am not dropshipping.

    I was using pictures I found on Google for the Lacoste shirts. I believe the pictures were of fake shirts. And I was using stock photos for the Ralph Lauren shirts.
     
  10. surfx

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    You could have checked the rights first before making any more. Just contact the product producer and you might work something out
     
  11. TogaPartee

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    Also go on eBay forums and post the same question there... lots of eBay sellers went through this and they can give you valuable advice.
     
  12. jimii

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    Having once been a large eBay seller (50k feedbacks), my advice on Vero is fairly simple. If you are doing NOTHING wrong (i.e. genuine stock, entitled to sell it in your territory, take your own photos, and write your own descriptions) then you should fire off a letter before action to the trademark owner (you'll find an example on the eBay forums or Google) as they are acting unlawfully - and although eBay won't admit it, they tailor their "helpfulness" towards rights owners based on how much they abuse the process.