Tag Archive: Amazon Image Theft


How to know Christmas Season is coming closer and closer? The thiefs on Amazon are adding more and more Chinese cheap trach knock-offs of our products with our designs on them!

I have just filed the possible biggest ticket to Amazon US in my own history of image theft war ever:

This is abso-fu**ing-lutely un-fu**ing-acceptable!

Update September 29: Did browse Amazon Canada and did you know you can only report 50 ASINs in one form? Guess what, one of my designs was stolen on more than 50 products. Reported them all!

I keep reporting for most of the day on all Amazon country pages. Whack-a-Mole deluxe… They even have the audacity to copy Zazzle’s Christmas Tree Ornaments!

After almost one year with not many mentionable pirate copies and bootleg products on the Amazon.com Marketplace, Chinese copy cats strike again and this time they are fighting with self-adhesive window stickers and door stickers. They ripped the image off a glass coaster (it says so in the title) and I have reported LOTS of them today. I have an up-to-date collection of them – using Amazon’s Wishlist feature to keep them together so that I can check their status without having to bookmark anything:

Do you search for pirate copies and report them?

Update 2020-06-30: Amazon.com was very fast this time. It took them less than 12 hours to remove all reported copies!

I had ordered three bathroom mats from French Amazon with stolen digital artwork of my Santa Monica Pier altered photo and have now successfully claimed an A to Z satisfaction guarentee! I still have to take photos of the bathmats. Sad to say, the print quality and the overall quality is way better than I would have ever imagined…

Anyway, if you need help how to do this, please let me know. I would be glad to help you via email.

If you are an American you can order your copyright infringing products from Amazon.com and I do think Amazon.ca.

If you are from Germany like me, you can order from Amazon.de, Amazon.fr and Amazon.es – I will try other country platforms, too!

A few days ago, I had written that I will order some copyright infringements from French Amazon to whip someone’s a$$. I have also ordered four doormats from Spanish Amazon and am looking very forward to checking the quality, leaving  reviews and most of all: report them for copyright infringement!

I will keep you updated.

I have had to fight so many copycats on Amazon marketplace all over the world, I cannot count them anymore. Filling out Amazon’s reporting form is so tedious *sigh* I have been made aware of a new way of reporting copies of your work: Order the infringing items from Amazon and after having them received, fill out the form with your order number as reference. Amazon does take customer satisfaction rather serious. It seems that in all cases (you still have to provide proof that you are the owner of the art/photo) you will get your money back. Plus can keep the item to use it, donate it, burn it, whatever… You can use the unrightful copies to take photos of the poor quality, rate it negatively or make comparison videos with your product. Endless possibilities…

I have ordered three doormats from French Amazon since there have not been ANY copies on German Amazon. Wow, almost a pity… They are still on their way over to little me – all the way from China. I cannot await receiving them!

I will keep you updated on this, I promise 🙂

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