If you sell on the Etsy marketplace 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”
But blatantly ripping off other sellers designs if just ridiculous.
Enjoy this treat (my design is on the bottom):