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Old 06-15-2012, 02:38
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Ok. I know what most people are going to say but there are hundreds of Burberry inspired bows selling on Etsy. I had two pinwheel bows on my store and only the tartan bow got removed. My guess is that my bow was too beautiful and it was the only one noticed by the Burberry corportation. They sent Etsy a letter and Etsy sent me a letter.

I always think that when things like this happen it is another seller who reports them. How come the Burberry employee only caught my bow being listed on Etsy and left all the other ones there?
Here is my bow.

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wow! I had never heard of burberry, but a bow is a bow! Its amazing that someone can hold the rights to a certain bow.
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Burberry is a high end designer and it is the plaid ribbon I would say that has caught their attention.

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wow! I had never heard of burberry, but a bow is a bow! Its amazing that someone can hold the rights to a certain bow.
Don't feel bad Harley Davidson contacted me over bc images, but yet there are tons out there and on Etsy.
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Burberry is a high end designer and it is the plaid ribbon I would say that has caught their attention.



Don't feel bad Harley Davidson contacted me over bc images, but yet there are tons out there and on Etsy.
But there are tons. The only thing that made my bow stood out was the center I put on it. And yes, my bow was more expensive than of the other one listed for $3. I listed it for $6.95 because of the center I added.

I just bought some orange motorcycle ribbons and I am going to make a bow that says My dad is a bikeer. Nothing Harley "specific" but it will look like it. I mean, I am designer. I design bows to match outfits and themes.
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But did you list it as "Burberry"? Or as "Tartan"? Thats so lame.
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But did you list it as "Burberry"? Or as "Tartan"? Thats so lame.
They were listed as M2M Designer bows and tagged Burberry and other things. But there are a lot of things that say the word Burberry on their tittle.
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If you tagged it Burberry and that company contacted Etsy about it, then Etsy had to remove it. No matter what anyone else has in their titles/tags/descriptions. Etsy cannot remove any item for copyright/trademark unless the owner contacts them about the violation. Etsy doesn't know if the sellers have a license to use the name or not and would get in trouble with the people using it legally if they just swept through and removed them all. You can contact Burberry and report the other items if you wish, maybe they'll all get taken down then.
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If you tagged it Burberry and that company contacted Etsy about it, then Etsy had to remove it. No matter what anyone else has in their titles/tags/descriptions. Etsy cannot remove any item for copyright/trademark unless the owner contacts them about the violation. Etsy doesn't know if the sellers have a license to use the name or not and would get in trouble with the people using it legally if they just swept through and removed them all. You can contact Burberry and report the other items if you wish, maybe they'll all get taken down then.
No, I won't report the other ones. I am not a mean person. I tagged it M2M Burberry and tartan. It just bothers me that mine was noticed and the other ones that are titled Burberry etc are still there.
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No, I won't report the other ones. I am not a mean person. I tagged it M2M Burberry and tartan. It just bothers me that mine was noticed and the other ones that are titled Burberry etc are still there.
I'm sure it bothers you and I wouldn't go around reporting it either unless it' my own copyright that's been violated. Just saying that it's not legal to use the term so you can't be too surprised it got removed. I'm sure someone will report the others sometime and they'll get removed eventually. Obviously your good work stands out so spend the energy on new tags or new items
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I had a bunch of Burberry related items removed from my shop about a month ago. I guess I made the mistake of using the phrase "Burberry inspired" in my titles. I haven't relisted the items yet. I was thinking I might just relist them labeled as plaid whatever they are. I have so many items with that plaid that I don't want to just throw it all away, but I am afraid because Burberry claims that they have a tm on that particular plaid pattern!
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