If you sell on Etsy and become even marginally successful, it is a given that you will encounter copycats. Design thieves. Unimaginative pathetic morons. Whatever you like to call them.
A few months back I came across a seller that offers leather luggage tags. Every single design was copied from an established Etsy seller. They copied six of my designs.
When I asked them to remove the listings, they replied “but i want to said is design myself”. (seller is located in China).
No. You did not design it yourself. Copying my exact listing titles is a dead giveaway that you copied the design directly from me.
They quickly removed the listing in the sample image below and the other matching tags that said "Wild & Free" not "Free & Wild"
And I am not against other sellers making leather luggage tags. Not by any means. Hell, I even sell blank leather luggage tags in bulk so others can use my exact supplies to create their own designs.
But blatantly ripping off other sellers designs if just ridiculous.
Enjoy this treat (my design is on the bottom):