US court sides with eBay in Tiffany counterfeit case; eBay German site bans sales of cat, dog pelts

EBay scored an important legal victory Monday when a U.S. judge ruled that Tiffany had failed to prove the online auctioneer was responsible for the sale of fake Tiffany jewelry on its Web site.In a long-awaited decision in a four-year-old trademark lawsuit, Judge Richard Sullivan of the U.S. District Court in New York ruled that the online retailer did not bear a legal responsibility to prevent its users from selling counterfeit items on its marketplace.
http://iht.com/articles/2008/07/14/technology/tiffany.phpCourt Clears eBay in Suit Over Sale of Counterfeit Goods
EBay has scored an important victory against a legal nemesis.In a long-awaited decision in a four-year-old trademark lawsuit against eBay brought by the jeweler Tiffany and Company, Judge Richard Sullivan of the Federal District Court in Manhattan ruled Monday that the online retailer does not bear a legal responsibility to prevent its users from selling counterfeit items on its marketplace.
http://nytimes.com/2008/07/15/technology/15ebay.htmleBay wins counterfeit-sales suit filed by Tiffany
eBay cannot be forced to police its auction listings to identify counterfeit Tiffany & Co. products, a federal judge ruled on Monday in a lawsuit brought by the iconic 171-year-old jewelry company.In what could become a landmark case for auction Web sites, the court said trademark law cannot be used to force eBay to shoulder the burden of examining individual auction listings for possible counterfeits.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-9990543-93.htmlU.S. judge rules for eBay in counterfeit case [IDG]
A U.S. judge has ruled that eBay is not legally liable for counterfeit Tiffany jewelry items that were sold on its auction site, despite a French court ruling against eBay last month in a similar lawsuit.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/071408-us-judge-rules-for-ebay.html
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/148375/us_judge_rules_for_ebay_in_counterfeit_case.htmleBay’s German site to ban sales of cat, dog pelts [AP]
Online marketplace eBay Inc. plans to ban the sale of dog and cat pelts on its German-language Web sites after animal rights groups voiced concerns that such pelts might be showing up labeled as other kinds of fur.
http://news.smh.com.au/technology/ebays-german-site-to-ban-sales-of-cat-dog-pelts-20080715-3f76.html
http://news.theage.com.au/technology/ebays-german-site-to-ban-sales-of-cat-dog-pelts-20080715-3f76.html

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