57 thoughts on “Current List of Amazon Gated and Restricted Brands”

  1. Excellent list, especially considering that most others out there do not reflect the specific degree of risk associated with each brand. In particular, I am interested in selling used Sony and Microsoft gaming controllers, and knowing that the risk in selling under these brands would be on the lesser side is reassuring, although I will still proceed carefully nonetheless.

    Just one question: when was the last time this list was updated, and is there any way future updates could include their respective update date? Thanks!

  2. Please add Renew Life, they are working with Vory’s and I got the dreaded letter in the mail to stop selling. I sold 1 of them on clearanace….ugh…so stupid.

  3. VIP Products (owners of Tuffy and Mighty dog toy brands) send trademark infringement complaints to Amazon and then won’t respond to emails. Looks like they want to be the only ones to sell their own products

  4. We will be adding Epson to the list for USA sellers based on this legal letter received by a US based seller. We have not had any reports of issues for sellers outside the US so far;
    “To Whom It May Concern:
    We have been retained by Epson America, Inc. (\”Epson\”), in regard to issues related to your improper and tortious sale and commercial distribution of Epson products. As you are aware, Epson develops, manufactures, and sells products throughout the world, including the United States. Epson sells products directly to customers through its network of Authorized Epson Dealers. Epson has and continues to designate significant resources to develop and maintain its products’ national and international image. Through this market of Epson Dealers, Epson has fostered a recognized image of quality and customer support.
    All Authorized Epson Dealers are required to execute a Dealer Agreement whereby they agree to the manner in which they must promote and sell Epson products in order to maintain and foster Epson brand equity. The Dealer Agreements limit Authorized Epson Dealers to selling Epson products to the end-users. Unauthorized Resellers who induce Authorized Epson Dealers to sell Epson products to them tortiously interfere with the Dealer Agreement.
    Epson demands that you IMMEDIATELY remove any and all Epson listings from Amazon.com. Please let us know by November 1, 2017 by return email or telephone what steps you are taking to discontinue your tortious interference. This letter is sent without prejudice as to the other rights and remedies available to our client.
    Sincerely,
    Morgan T. Nickerson 617.261.3134″

  5. Huion
    SodaStream
    StillCool
    Amovo
    TORRAS
    GARUNK
    Josh Bach
    ULAK
    MyLifeUNIT
    Madax

    IP complaints for all of the above

    1. Hi Sameena – great question and a bit of a grey area. You can still get approved by buying from an authorised wholesaler – but the brand may still not want you to sell their products. Other brands may make a complaint via Amazon even though you are ok to sell – so when this happens you will be able to get the complaint removed. If you used written permission from the brand to get approved then you will be ok. The main thing for the brands listed – is to be very wary unless you know you are allowed to sell.

  6. Alter Lansing will give you a IP complaint and will not respond to emails. Also switchmate. BH Cosmetics will send you a nasty gram but not sure if they will pursue it.

  7. GoldieBlox. With the first email they sent me, I sent them the information they asked for, took my products down, and never heard from them again. I called Amazon and they re-listed it. I continue to get the threatening email and I respond with, “I sent the info you asked for, but heard nothing from you”.

  8. I have received Intellectual Property Infringement from Harry’s Razors. They will not revoke the complaint, thus putting my account in jeopardy and I have asked them 4 times.

  9. Capital Brands is another company that you can add to your list. They are the exclusive authorized representative of the Capital Brands trademark in the United States. In addition, Capital Brands provides all warranty services for the products sold by authorized resellers of Capital Brands products (NutriBullet, NutriBullet Pro, NutriBullet Rx, Magic Bullet, Baby Bullet, Veggie Bullet, NutriBullet Lean, NutriBullet Max, NutriBullet Superfoods) in the United States.

  10. Canary and Steel Series. Canary went direct to Amazon and Steel Series first sent a nasty letter than 24 hours later I got the IP complaint. Wish I’d been aware of this list before I sent in my Altec’s…my 3rd IP complaint. I’m drastically changing electronics selling and sourcing. Do you know, when an IP complaint is lifted is it truly gone? Mine have been removed with the exception of the latest.

    1. Thanks for this information – we will add Canary and Steelseries to the list. I think if the complaint is properly retracted then it will no longer affect your account. How did you get Canary and Steelseries removed? Did you get confirmation of this?

      1. Yep definitely avoid TRX, they don’t contact you first, they just tell Amazon that you’re selling counterfeits. I was suspended for seven weeks. Wish I’d seen this list first!

    1. Hi Mike,
      You mentioned account was suspended for 3 weeks. How did you get back into selling again? Do you mind sharing it here?

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