In this video, we will be talking about the Amazon Brand Registry. This will be a comprehensive A-to-Z guide – from the trademark registration with USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office), and how to open up a Brand Registry on Amazon, to an overview of every feature that you can get access to with Brand Registry.
Amazon Brand Registry – Summary
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How to get Brand Registered – Step by Step
- To be brand registered on Amazon, you must have a legal trademark. Typically, sellers would receive their trademark through the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and you will then submit your trademark registration number to Amazon when filing your Brand Registry through brandservices.amazon.com in the registration process.
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3. If you are not sure if your company has a trademark, please follow the steps below to find out.
- Click “Search Trademarks” (lands you at http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=tess&state=4810:tt6qdr.1.1)
- Click “Basic Word Mark Search (New User)”
- Type the name of the brand or trademark in, it is case sensitive.
- Find the live trademark in question to find the needed information
4. Once your trademark is in place go ahead and get started with brandservices.amazon.com
5. The first thing Amazon will ask for is to create a brand services login. We suggest using the admin login from your Seller Central Account. You will save yourself a good deal of trouble to keep these logins uniform.
6. To find out whether you are using your seller central login:
- Go to settings.
- Go to user permissions.
- You will see one login does not have delete next to it. This is the admin login that needs to be used.
7. Moving forward, on the next page after your Brand Registry account is created, and after clicking getting started you will chose the country that you want to be Brand Registered for. In our case it would be the United States. On the next page you will click Enroll a new brand as shown below.
8. On the next page, Amazon will ask “Do your products and packaging have a permanently affixed brand name and logo? We recommend you say yes, no matter the case.
9. The next question, asks if you intend to enroll more than 10 brands in the Brand Registry. Answer this question truthfully.
10. The next question, asks the Brand name to be registered.
11. On the next page, you will be asked what your trademark type is. (word mark or design mark). Most of the time word marks are used. The brand name must identically match your trademark.
12. You will then enter your trademark number from your existing patent.
13. Next questions:
- Do you use a UPC code? Say yes.
- What countries will you sell in? Tell the truth of where you sell.
- Where do you manufacture the products? Say the country they are made in and provide a website URL to the manufacturer.
- It will ask if you currently sell on Amazon? Answer, yes, no, or vendor.
14. Once you finish, click submit. Amazon will not allow you to proceed if the registration number does not match or if you do not have one.
15. Amazon will send an email to the person who owns the trademark.
16. If you used a lawyer, Amazon will send the email to the lawyer.
17. There are two steps from here to finish your brand registry:
- Whoever owns the trademark must respond directly to Amazon stating that they give permission for the trademark to be used in “such in such fashion”.
- In this email, there will be a verification code sent. This code must be provided to Amazon through the Brand Registry case through Seller Central. To access your case log, go to the Amazon Seller Central homepage, click help on the top right corner of the page, scroll down to the bottom and click launch case log.
- If done correctly, your Brand Registry should be approved within 24 hours.
- Go to your Seller Central home page.
- Hover over the stores tab.
- If you see your brands and your store name as shown on the image below, you will know that your Brand Registry is ready.
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