In no way am I looking for recommendation on tips on how to promote copyrighted items. I am simply curious if what these sellers are doing is technically authorized as a result of they’re so prevalent.

Clearly on Alibaba and Aliexpress you possibly can simply purchase knock off/pretend manufacturers that look like actual to the untrained eye. However what I am interested in is different merchandise that are not merely knock offs. This may vary from low-cost merch like t-shirts, tapestries, mousepads and different issues like this that present copyrighted imagery or likeness.

Take for instance the Amazon itemizing I posted within the replies.

Is not this an infringement as a result of the merchandise characterize copyright protected characters from Spongebob? I doubt its licensed as a result of I discovered the identical merchandise on aliexpress.