Holiday shopping is getting into full swing as we are only days away from Black Friday, and perhaps more importantly, Cyber Monday. This season, Digital Law Group wants to make sure consumers are buying YOUR products, and not counterfeits or knockoffs from third party sellers on e-commerce and auction websites.
Sales platforms such as Amazon, eBay and Alibaba are great channels to sell products to the masses; however, unless monitored on a regular basis, these sites enable third-party sellers to capitalize on counterfeit, and in some cases, damaged or expired goods, leaving your profits and reputation on the chopping block.
The Alibaba platform should be of particular concern for many distributors because counterfeit goods are sold on such a colossal scale. For example, consumer electronic sellers easily have tens of thousands of counterfeit listings on Alibaba. This not only makes it difficult for consumers to identify who the underlying seller is and whether the product is legitimate, but it also makes it difficult for you to know whether your authorized distributor is responsible for the listings.
Policing the sale of your goods online can be a daunting and time consuming task if your product is being heavily infringed upon. It also doesn’t help that each marketplace has a different system (some more user friendly than others) for reporting and ultimately removing counterfeit goods and storefronts.
Don’t be a turkey this holiday season; make certain consumers are buying from you or your authorized sellers. Digital Law Group has extensive take-down experience and knows how to most efficiently navigate each platform’s reporting system. Gobble, gobble.