Amazon released Brand Registry 2.0 (an updated version) in May of 2017. The point of the Amazon Brand Registry is to help protect brands on Amazon. When completing the application, you are promising to Amazon that you are either the brand owner or are specifically authorized by the brand owner to represent them. This gives you more control over a brand's Amazon listings to make changes to pictures, bullet points & descriptions. It also now allows you to easily see your brands and if there are other sellers jumping onto them. An additional benefit of Brand Registry traditionally has been that you could get a UPC exemption for your brand.