By Eric Karich, SellerGard
September 4, 2019

Amazon recently showed a renewed interest in protecting intellectual property (IP) rights of its third-party sellers, likely due to the dramatic growth in their numbers on the platform.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently revealed in a letter to shareholders that the majority of the ecommerce giant’s gross merchandise sales are now made by third-party sellers. In 1999, third-party sellers were responsible for just 3% of sales, but that number has grown to 58% today.

With this increase of small business sales in recent years, many of the largest ecommerce sites are now having to address a rise in intellectual property (IP) infringement claims like Amazon.

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