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Fashion Trade Group Wants Amazon Sites Put On List of Notorious Markets

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The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) represents 1,000 brands, including Target, Adidas, and Gap, and it takes serious issue with Amazon’s rampant counterfeiting problem. The group has urged that five Amazon sites be added to the United States Government annual list of Notorious Markets, identifying them as sites of widespread copyright infringement.

But some are pointing out that Amazon third party sellers aren’t the only ones ripping off other brands. Amazon has a history of allegedly copying a popular design and selling it at its own unbeatable prices. The practice hasn’t made the online retailer many friends.

Part of Amazon’s business is to be a marketplace for other brands, and yet within the fashion industry, the platform seems to be alienating companies at every turn. It’s not a good look.

Read the full story at Fast Company.