Friday, May 22, 2009

eBay Off The Hook In Another Lawsuit

ebay logoCosmetics company L'Oreal has become the latest company to find themselves on the short end of the stick when filling charges against eBay. The company's recent lawsuit sought to hold eBay legally accountable for the sale of fake L'Oreal goods, including perfumes and face creams, on its Web site.

According to a decision in the U.K. High Court eBay could take better steps top police its site the court however still ruled that the company could not be held legally accountable. The court did offer 10 steps that it felt eBay should take would help curb the sale of fake or counterfeit goods including filtering listings before they are posted and using additional filters to detect listings of that are samples and other not-for-sale products.

The is just the latest in a line of victories regarding trademark infringement and the sale of counterfeit goods for the auction giant. Last summer, eBay also won a case brought by Tiffany & Co., which claimed the online auction site didn't do enough to curb the sale of counterfeit Tiffany goods on its site.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there
    If you or anyone with a substantiated report of fraud or other wrongdoing on eBay (not just a rant, though I understand the need for this too), please publish these on vBay me


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