Springfield, PA asked in Trademark for Pennsylvania

Q: Would Iron on patches fall under this trademark category?

If a trademark states "covered Goods and Services: Clothing, namely, t-shirts, tops, pants, coats, jackets, swimwear, lingerie, sweaters, denims, shoes, hats, scarves, gloves and underwear". I was selling iron on patches with a trademarked WORD, not even a brand specific word and got a listing removed from Etsy, is this in violation of copy right? As far as i am aware Iron on patches are not a clothing item.

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Matthew Alexander Toporek
Matthew Alexander Toporek
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Charleston, SC

A: ETSY has strict and unique infringement policies separate and apart from the USPTO. While there may be arguments to be made that a patch is not technically a piece of clothing, it is likely an uphill battle to get ETSY to overturn their decision.

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