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Manisha this side from amzblast team,
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1) I am searching my first product to launch on amazon but its very difficult to find a good product with high demand & low competition. Please advise how can i find such products or suggest what would be a good product to launch on amazon for the very first time.
>>We expect that you should at least shortlist few products. As when you go for product research then you require to spend some time finding product, manufacturer, discussing price and shipment charges and based on that you calculate margins. Even if you shortlist few then we can discuss and finalize one for you.
So, first you have to shortlist few products and we will help you to finalize one for you. You can also select your product from our 40 potential product list.
2)Also, I need to know what is the process to register private label brand name legally so that others cannot use it. How much is the registration cost for the same.
>>First of all, let me tell you that getting trademark is mandatory to have in case of private label product now.
See you can only protect your brand name by getting a trademark. Once you got trademark with your brand then you can send that document to Amazon and ask them to remove all the products listed with your brand. Amazon will also remove all the sellers from your listing as you only own the trademark.
>>See you can get TM within a month in most cases in just a week. For registered mark, you have to wait for a year. So I would suggest you to get TM immediately and if you see any seller selling your brand of products then you need to inform them that they are violating your Trademark Rights.
I would suggest to get a letter from your CA in which you can mention that you own the trademark and when you have received it along with your trademark number.
In this letter ask CA to mention all the clauses which one is violating when they are sending your brand of the product without informing you.
And upon any TM violation case, you can directly send this letter to the seller and threat to Sue his, understand this, as per Indian laws once can’t sell your TM of product and he will be fully liable for all the damage he is making to your brand.
In nutshell, if someone come under your listing then you can send him/her a letter which you got from your CA and imp thing is that use your trademark logo on product image also.
Our CA charges 8500 Rupees for Trademark or you can also contact your near by CA.
3)Lastly, is it possible that Alibaba suppliers send the fba product directly to Amazon warehouse or I need to get it delivered at my place first & then send it to Amazon.
>>No, it is not possible. Product first goes directly to that address which you have given at the time of GST registration. First Product will comes to your doorstep and then you have to transffer it to amazon warehouse.