Etsy website was once banned in Russia for selling fake products!


Author:Yu Xiaoying
Source: ennews

At the beginning of the month, the Russian Bureau of Communications, Information Technology, and Media Supervision(Roskomnadzor added the e-commerce website Etsy to its prohibited access domain list.That is to say, it cannot be accessed in RussiaEtsy website.


It is understood that the supervisory authority is currently executing the TambovA court order issued in June 2019 found that Etsy suppliers of Gucci counterfeit products had infringed on intellectual property rights and demanded restrictions on access to these pages.


However, when it comes to actual execution,Roskomnadzor stated that due to the traffic encryption technology used by Etsy website, Roskomnadzor cannot only restrict access to the "Gucci" page on Etsy, thus blocking the entire website.


Etsy also realized the seriousness of the matter and has deleted the infringing page. Previously, searching on Etsy“GUcci "will pop up a large number ofGucci brand clothing and accessories replicas, includingBag, brooch, beltEtc.

 The cross-border e-commerce logistics Etsy website was once banned in Russia for selling counterfeit goods!

Roskomnadzor lifted the blockade on Etsy on December 3rd after seeing that the marked counterfeit product had been removed from the website.


It is not the first time that e-commerce platforms have been blocked. Just a while ago, due to selling non compliant products andDespite repeated teaching, Wish was punished by the French authoritiesMain search engines and mobile application stores operatedIt is not found in the search.


As for infringement, five publishers have recently filed a joint lawsuit in US courts, accusingShopify failed to remove listings and stores that infringed on the publisher's trademark and copyright, and demanded compensation of over $500 million.


fromJudging from the recent "troubles" Etsy, Wish, and Shopify have caused, their core words are nothing more than "infringement" and "compliance".


In fact, many platforms, such as and AliExpress, often issue relevant infringement warnings. Recently, AliExpress released a report aboutAnnouncement of LV trademark infringement warning and delisting. The announcement states that sellers are the bestSelf inspection and removal from shelves, includingLouis Vuitton Malletier Rights holder for goods with similar trademarksAnd emphasize that if you fail toJanuary 2021twomonth11thPreviously rectified, the platform will followDisposition of relevant rules on "trademark infringement".


As one of the largest e-commerce platforms, Amazon,Last yearJunestillA global anti counterfeiting team has been established specifically(CCU.This yearIn April, Amazon and American sports camera manufacturer GoPro sued seven Chinese sellers and two companies, accusing them of openly using the GoPro trademark to sell counterfeitHandlerFloating handle and3-Way(Tripod/Handle/Support Arm) Three in one camera holder.Here we goIn November,Amazon Union Weber(WEBER filed a lawsuit against 12 sellers (mostly from China), accusing them of illegally selling products withWEBERRegister a trademark for the oven protective cover and publish false advertisements to induce consumers to make purchases.


For sellers, selling infringing products may result in certain profits, but they also face extremely high risksListing and stores were sealed off, and many defendants went to court. If such incidents occur on a large scale and attract the attention of the authorities, there is also a risk of the e-commerce platform being shut down.

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