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Etsy DMCA takedown notice process explained by Attorney Steve®

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DMCA Takedown Notice Law Firm - What happens when a seller infrines your copyrioghts or trademarks on Etsy?

Attorney Steve®, the Copyright Infringement Lawyer discusses the ETSY DMCA notice and counter notice process when a company feels another person is selling infringing, counterfeit or "copycat" items on Etsy.  Basically, a person alleging infringement or jewelry, books, shoes, music, calendars, posters, wedding items or creative items (subject to copyright law) sends Etsy a DMCA infringement notice.  The seller gets a copy of the notice and can takedown the infringing product on its own, or can challenge the claim and file a "counter-notice" or "counter-notification."  These documents must be filed in GOOD FAITH or risk facing a 512(f) "bad faith dmca" claim. 

If a counternotification is filed, the original complaining party has 10 days to file a lawsuit seeking an injunction (more info below) and notifying Etsy of same.  Our law firm can help with the filing of infringement notices, responses, suboena response and unmasking, filing for federal court injunctions and 512(f) DMCA bad faith claims.  Call us at (877) 276-5084 or visit AttorneySteve.com.


1.  What is an Injunction?

2.  Etsy takedown process

3.  Copyright Infringement penalties

4.  DMCA 512(f) bad faith takedown claims