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Default Trademark Violation - 30 Day Restriction

So I woke up this morning to a lovely email from ebay saying my selling privileges have been revoked for 30 days because of a trademark violation.

I've gotten one of these before on this same account, but it was only a 7 day restriction. The items i'm selling are branded items and I start the auctions at $50 and they usually get to $100-150.

I realize I'm not able to list any items for 30 days, but I have about 5 listings that are scheduled to start in 4 days (these listings are similar to the listing that triggered the restriction). I've also got one listing up currently that will end in 2 days (this item is unrelated to the item that got the restriction).

What do I do? Should I let these scheduled listings go live, or no? Also is my currently listing that will end in 2 days ok or should I end that listing?
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They won't go live, you're suspended from selling for 30 days. This is why it's good to have a lot of GTC's you can just make more quantity available.
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Sorry for the noob questions but what is GTCs?
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Good 'Til Cancelled
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LOL I got one of those and had about 40 good till cancels and the restriction said I could not change any listings nor post any new ones, well I had a couple of regulars that wanted an item that I make $50 off of so I went into one of my good till cancels and changed the title and picture and viola it was up and running, messaged my regulars and make a quick $100. Neither were trademarked, well might have been trademark just not one that the right holder worries about, just an interesting issue.
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OP, apparently you didn't heed their first 7 day suspension and now you got this.... the next one will most likely be permanent.

You sure you want to risk it?
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OP, apparently you didn't heed their first 7 day suspension and now you got this.... the next one will most likely be permanent.

You sure you want to risk it?
I stopped selling the product that got me the 7 day suspension and moved over into a different category. Now I've got this 30 day suspension. I really like the category and products i'm selling right now. I've got a couple of accounts, so i'll chill for 30 days on this one and start back at it, but this time i'll be a little more cautious?

The hard part is i'm not sure what triggered the violation. Was it my title? Part of my description? Should I just change those things when i'm back in 30 days?
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Someone reported you.
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It's hard to say without really knowing what category it is. You could be selling Apple stuff for the first suspension, then samsung for the 30 day.

Some items are easily reportable, but some aren't from what I found.
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It's hard to say without really knowing what category it is. You could be selling Apple stuff for the first suspension, then samsung for the 30 day.

Some items are easily reportable, but some aren't from what I found.
And some trademark stuff the copyright owner does not take down for some strange reasons.
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The hard part is i'm not sure what triggered the violation. Was it my title? Part of my description? Should I just change those things when i'm back in 30 days?
How is forum supposed to guess without knowing details about your sales or how you title/describe your item? We don't all have crystal balls sadly...
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How is forum supposed to guess without knowing details about your sales or how you title/describe your item? We don't all have crystal balls sadly...
You're right. My bad, I was just asking to see if there was any typical things that can trigger this suspension. As Gladiator said, someone probably reported me and to me that would probably make the most sense.

I appreciate everyone's help, it seems that i'll just have to wait it out and start selling again after the 30 days pass.
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So update: My scheduled listings went live. I just saw them, but they've been up for 4 hours now. Do I take them down or let it ride?
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Default Re: Trademark Violation - 30 Day Restriction

The items i'm selling are branded items
I've gotten one of these before on this same account, but it was only a 7 day restriction
selling privileges have been revoked for 30 days because of a trademark violation
My scheduled listings went live. I just saw them, but they've been up for 4 hours now. Do I take them down or let it ride?

There's a message here you're not getting...
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So update: My scheduled listings went live. I just saw them, but they've been up for 4 hours now. Do I take them down or let it ride?
Up to you really - you're walking on thin ice...if eB catches on then you might kiss your account goodbye
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Ahhhhhhhhhhh, it’s back. It’s back.

I can not naffing quote properly.

Ahhhhhh.

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Ahhhhhhhhhhh, itís back. Itís back.

I can not naffing quote properly.

Ahhhhhh.

In his defense, I've had one of my quotes show up like that before. I went in to edit it beacuse I thought I had phucked it up somehow, but nope... the quote tags were properly wrapped. Possibly a forum glitch.

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They won't go live, you're suspended from selling for 30 days. This is why it's good to have a lot of GTC's you can just make more quantity available.
Just a piece of advise on this point. If your GTC item is high risk product, the listing will be still flagged by the bot even if you have 0 quantity. I got 30 day suspension because of a listing with 0 quantity. So be careful.
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Default Re: Trademark Violation - 30 Day Restriction

if you got a trademark violation why would you continue to risk doing the same thing again i would leave it for awhile
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So update: My scheduled listings went live. I just saw them, but they've been up for 4 hours now. Do I take them down or let it ride?
I don't think you actually understand.... you sell the same stuff again after your 30 day suspension, you are GUARANTEED to get suspended for good.

Let that account cool down, use your other eBay Stealth accounts and try to sell different stuff.

It really sounds like your item is HIGH VERO and either you are reported or you are getting flagged by bots.
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Be careful. Your account will be restricted indefinitely on the next round. Most likely a bot or worse (VeRO). You are at the end of the line now my friend.
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I don't think you actually understand.... you sell the same stuff again after your 30 day suspension, you are GUARANTEED to get suspended for good.

Let that account cool down, use your other eBay Stealth accounts and try to sell different stuff.

It really sounds like your item is HIGH VERO and either you are reported or you are getting flagged by bots.
this is kinda what i was saying lol but you say it better definiately a recipe for disaster
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