Monday, July 21, 2008

eBay vs Tiffany in Trademark Tussle


Big news from WWD
Luxe Brand Smackdown: Tiffany Loses to eBay In Fight Over Fake Goods

A federal judge in Manhattan, ruling in a trademark lawsuit filed four years ago by Tiffany & Co., said the giant online auction house does not have the legal responsibility to prevent the sale of counterfeit goods.

eBay amongst other things, is global bazaar of counterfeit goods, and I'm really not sure how Tiffany or any other Luxe brand can police an online auction for the sale of counterfeit goods.

From time to time you can find little treasures on eBay but it annoys me to see items listed as antique or vintage which are obviously not true period pieces. And, there is so much garbage on eBay that it takes forever to find anything nice. Who has the time for that? I prefer to shop with known estate jewelry dealers who stand behind their product and have a full refund return policy.

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