Tiffany and Co. cannot blame eBay for the proliferation of counterfeit jewelry hawked on the online auction site, a federal judge ruled Monday. Southern District of New York Judge Richard Sullivan, following a bench trial, rejected several claims by the New York-based jeweler and dealer in luxury goods, most importantly a claim that eBay was guilty of contributory trademark infringement because of its failure to aggressively pursue counterfeit sellers.
Tiffany Fails to Prove eBay Contributed to Mark Violation
New York Law Journal
July 15, 2008