us: eBay Sues CoinBay.biz for Trademark Infringement

CoinBay & eBAy logoseBay sued the owner of the CoinBay.biz website for trademark infringement and unfair competition on December 5, 2007, in US District Court in the Northern District of California reports Auction Bytes.

The report says the complaint alleges that the CoinBay.biz website name, logo and its “Buy Now” feature infringes on eBay’s copyright. eBay asked for injunctive relief enjoining the defendant from using the name and marks; cancellation of the coinbay.biz domain name registration; and treble damages and legal expenses.

As can be seen from the logos, there are some similarities in colours and the layout of the lettering. Currently the website for coinbay.biz features no logos

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