eBay applauds court’s rejection of Tiffany’s claims
eBay Inc. praised a federal judgeâ€™s ruling in the Tiffany vs. eBay trademark case, affirming the companyâ€™s leading efforts to fight counterfeits and to support consumer choice to buy and sell authentic merchandise online.
Richard Sullivan, judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, ruled that Tiffany, and not eBay, is responsible for monitoring the eBay website for counterfeit Tiffany goods and for bringing the counterfeit goods to the online auctioner’s attention.
The court also declared that eBay takes appropriate steps to remove suspected counterfeit listings as part of the companyâ€™s additional efforts to provide a safe and trusted marketplace. Furthermore, the court also found that Tiffany was responsible for policing its own trademark on eBay.