All Your Favorite Brands, From BSTOEM to ZGGCD - The New York Times


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Maybe it’s cold, and you need some winter gloves. You know the brand of your favorite coat and remember who made your warmest sweater. Gloves, however, have always just been gloves, purchased without too much thought. So you open up Amazon and search: “winter gloves.”
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9 days ago by rwhe
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9 days ago by Radiculous
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11 days ago by patrick
Third-party sellers from China and other countries are flooding Amazon with thousands of new brands, overwhelming the USPTO as applications soar for trademarks
13 days ago by joeo10
That a string of incremental changes to Amazon’s seller platform may have manifested as a mysterious crisis at the sleepy United States Patent and Trademark Office, via Shenzhen, sounds, well, not exactly cyberpunk, but at least a little bit sci-fi.
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13 days ago by UltraNurd
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14 days ago by johnrclark
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14 days ago by alexdunae
All Your Favorite Brands, From BSTOEM to ZGGCD
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15 days ago by csilverman
Have you noticed an explosion of new brands on Amazon, with names like BSTOEM and MAJCF and UGBDER? Me too
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15 days ago by AramZS
Mostly, you’ll notice gloves from brands that, unless you’ve spent a lot of time searching for gloves on Amazon, you’ve never heard of. Brands that evoke nothing in particular, but which do so in capital letters. Brands that are neither translated nor Romanized nor transliterated from another language, and which may contain words, or names, that do not seem to refer to the products they sell. Brands like Pvendor, RIVMOUNT, FRETREE and MAJCF. Gloves emblazoned with names like Nertpow, SHSTFD, Joyoldelf, VBIGER and Bizzliz. Gloves with hundreds or even thousands of apparently positive reviews, available for very low prices, shipped quickly, for free, with Amazon Prime.
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15 days ago by gwijthoff
How Amazon is causing us to drown in trademarks
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15 days ago by mattboggie
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15 days ago by hybridsolidr