Just got the message below, how is this even possible, this product is sold by 100's of companies across the UK and can be bought from pretty much any supplier i the particular trade.
My feeling is because this is a product with high amount of reviews the Seller which has place the complaint wants to take control of this product.
I find this unjustified and alarmingly worrying how easy it is for other sellers to just place a compliant such as this to the point where it even bring a whole store down. I have heard this happen in the past with other stores which have been shut down by amazon.
Message From amazon
+Greetings from Amazon.
We are writing to inform you that these offers have been removed from our Amazon.co.uk site:
ASIN: B004DV9B52, PAVIA / PRADO 4FT 6" DOUBLE BED FRAME - BLACK FAUX LEATHER FINISHING
We took this action because we were notified by the rights owner that the items infringe their intellectual property rights.Per our policies, items that infringe another party's copyright, patent, trademark, design right, database right, or other intellectual property or other proprietary right are prohibited. For more information on this policy, search on Prohibited Content in seller Help.
To resolve this dispute, we suggest that you contact the rights owner directly:
If you resolve this matter with the rights owner, please advise them to contact us at [email protected] to withdraw their complaint. We ask that you refrain from posting items manufactured by this rights owner until you have resolved this matter.
Amazon cannot comment on the validity, availability, or appropriateness of any legal rights you may have, nor provide legal advice. However, if you believe the complaint is unjustified, you may consider pursuing a legal remedy to prevent the submitter from issuing future unjustified intellectual property complaints against your offers.
Failure to comply with our policies may result in the removal of your Amazon.co.uk selling privileges.
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Edited by: XP OOS on May 3, 2013 9:04 AM
This one has gone further. Can you contact your supplier for clarification?
One claims they manufacture and market all their own stock and the other is a wholesaler.
I assume the wholesaler has purchased their stock from the manufacturer
If you bought from that wholesaler or the professed manufacturer you should be able to sell on that listing no problems.
If you bought from someone else what you have is a product which looks the same, (and as you have said this is a common style of bed frame right now) but is a different product.
My suggestion would be that you create your own listing in this instance and sell from that, with your own pictures and so on.
It would be best to contact Amazon and see what their take on it is first though, as no one will have looked at the details so far, as what you have been sent appears to be a standard communication for this type of complaint.
Good Luck and do keep us updated on progress.
I have contacted amazon this morning so i am awaiting reply to find out what they're stance is on the matter and i have also stated my concerns.
But i do agree with listing our own product listing, this might be the only way forward as from what have read in the forums and from previous seller's experience's....
(If you were unscrupulous...)