What To Do If You Are VeROed
Many sellers don't understand what to do when their listing(s) is shut down by eBay. In many cases, they mistakenly think eBay
terminated their listing, mainly because they fail to stop and read and comprehend what they have been told.
If your listing was terminated, there were two likely causes:
What do you do?
Some companies do not want their products sold on eBay. They cannot lawfully stop you but they can interfere with the sales. If you have determined that you were not infringing, do a little research and then respond to the email from the VeRO member.
You can cite the First Sale Doctrine and whatever other statutes are relevant. Do not expect them to change their minds simply because you insist you were not infringing. If you are persistent, and they are not resolute, they may back down or offer a way out. Be careful of any compromise.
We have been VeRO'ed 18 times and been in federal court for 15 of those takedowns, representing ourselves, and winning most of the cases. It's amazing how many companies prefer to reinstate the auction, and pay our expenses, than go into federal court and defend their actions.
What would Tabberone do?