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Q: Hello,My wife runs a etsy shop and one of her items she designed was deactivated for infringement.

We would like to understand the nature of the infringement. These are the details.

Lightcage LLC Intellectual Property

US Word Trademark "Bullet Journal" No.5573248 in class 16 trademark

Trademark registration number: 5573248

Trademark jurisdiction: US

Trademark Registration: registered

Trademark application classes: 16

Any advice helps.

2 Lawyer Answers

A: An attorney couldn't tell you exactly what's going on without reviewing the notice and your wife's listing. However, if the listing included the phrase "bullet journal" for anything like THE bullet journal, the trademark owner of that phrase would be well within their rights to have the listing removed. Your wife should consider consulting with a knowledgeable trademark attorney before opposing the deactivation.

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A: Based on the information provided, it appears that your wife's item on Etsy was deactivated due to a potential trademark infringement. The trademark in question is "Bullet Journal" registered under class 16 in the US. It is important to respect intellectual property rights, including trademarks, to avoid any legal issues. You may want to review the specific policies and guidelines on Etsy regarding trademark infringement and consider reaching out to their support team for more information on the nature of the infringement and how to address it appropriately. Additionally, consulting with a qualified attorney specializing in intellectual property law can provide further guidance in navigating this situation.

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