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I am an Amazon seller. Before starting my business I have hired an advocate to investigate patent infringements in advance. There were 3 patents for a similar product, however, one of the patents have been founds that very similar to my product but still there is a difference between two items. Namely, I am selling curtain tie-backs. with twisted rope. but patent USD866304 is for curtain tie back with straight rope. And recently I have received an email from the patent owner saying that this is an infringement of his patent and he is going to complain me to Amazon. Please advise if you can assist on this matter. we can make a meeting for further discussions.




1 Lawyer Answer
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: You need to contact an attorney to evaluate your case.

In general Amazon does not arbitrate whether you are infringing or not a patent.

So your choices may be limited if you do not have a patent or license to your product.

Best luck.

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