Tiffany to appeal eBay fakes ruling

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Tiffany have said that they have filed an appeal against the ruling that eBay are not responsible for counterfeit merchandise sold via the site. The judgement made in a US court last month said that eBay had taken reasonable steps to stop the sale of fake jewellery, and that the primary responsibility for policing Tiffany’s trademarks lay with Tiffany themselves. The jeweller’s lawyer James B. Swire stated, “we do not believe the law allows auction sites like eBay to continue to turn a blind eye to this problem while reaping profits from the listing and sale of counterfeit merchandise. Trademark law does not impose a duty on Tiffany to police eBay’s site: eBay designed the site and has the responsibility to police it.”



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