Wonder what Coach would think about the use of its logo on this lovely little watch, and the use of its’ name to sell it? Or the use of its signature fabric replicated on this phone case? You can keep a watch (pun intended) on these two items that are sure to soon disappear from Etsy.
But what about those shops that have profited from stolen artwork from other Etsy sellers? Will they be shut down? I have followed with interest the happenings of one such shop as several sellers have expressed frustration and disgust at Etsy allowing it to remain open after stealing Etsians artwork for printing on pillow covers. Although the infringing listings were taken down, the shop remains open where it continues to sell what may be infringing items.
Why the double standard? M.O.N.E.Y.
Most Etsy artists don’t have the financial means to go after copyright and trademark infringers. But the big boys like Coach do. And will.
It’s only a matter of time.