Counterfeit Policy

Counterfeit Policy

Yahoo respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Accordingly, we have a Counterfeit Policy for addressing issues with counterfeit products found on Yahoo services. Counterfeit goods are unauthorized versions of goods that include the trademark or logo of the authentic brand owner. They are sometimes referred to as counterfeits, replicas, knock-offs, in-the-same-style-as or fake.

Notice for Claims of Counterfeit Products and Agent for Notice

For copyright or trademark concerns about search results (including Sponsored Search results) or other material on the Yahoo network, please click on the relevant sections under Related Resources.

THIS PROCESS IS FOR COUNTERFEIT MATTERS ONLY. Correspondence regarding other matters will not be answered. For reports of abuse and related concerns, please see the links in the left navigation.

In order for Yahoo to take action on your counterfeit notification, we require that the brand owner provide us with the following:

  1. An identification of the of the claimed intellectual property rights in question. (Please include the specific URL, and a description of the product or service in question).
  2. A statement that declares you have a good faith belief that the item is counterfeit.
  3. A statement that declares that you have examined said item to determine its authenticity.
  4. A statement that provides the reasons you believe the item to be counterfeit.
  5. If you have had contact with the other party, the result of such contact.
  6. The following statement: “I have a good faith belief that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am authorized to make such statements on behalf of the intellectual property rights owner.”
  7. A physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the intellectual property rights owner, along with their name, title, company name, address and telephone number.

This notification should be sent to the following:

By mail
Copyright Agent
c/o Yahoo! Inc.
701 First Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

By fax
(408) 349-7821

By email
copyright@yahoo-inc.com

Please note that, due to security concerns, attachments cannot be accepted. Accordingly, any notification of infringement submitted electronically with an attachment will not be received or processed.