Monday, July 14, 2008

Tiffany's loses case against eBay

It's off topic for this blog, but I thought many of my readers would be interested in knowing that Tiffany's lost its trademark infringement case against eBay.

The court held that "it is the trademark owner's burden to police its mark, and companies like eBay cannot be held liable for trademark infringement based solely on their generalized knowledge that trademark infringement might be occurring on their websites".

July 14, 2008, Decision, Hon. Richard J. Sullivan

Commentary & discussion:

Associated Press
Ars Technica
Slashdot (NYCL Journal)

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Alter_Fritz said...

resonable judgement.

but say ray since when is ebay selling "diner roll" (+)

Thats what this ruling is about, isn't it? ;-)

"Breakfast at Tiffany's"



P.S. Strange that organised music was 13 years ago able to produce good music somehow...

Alter_Fritz said...

even cooler one

StephenH said...

I agree with the ruling. Ebay should not be liable for someone posting a counterfeit for sale. Instead, the seller should label their item accordingly.

Alter_Fritz said...