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eBay not liable for fakes

- May 17th, 2010

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We are all familiar with the sayings: “buyer beware,” “all that glitters is not gold” and “if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.” Case in point: On eBay, three out of every four items advertised as Tiffany’s jewelry are counterfeit products.

Nonetheless, the United States Court of Appeals has recently upheld the decision that eBay is not liable for trademark violations as against the jewelry retailer Tiffany. This decision is significant to retailers and the general public alike.

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