• District Court holds that eBay is Not Liable for the Sale of Counterfeit Tiffany Jewelry on its Auction Website
  • July 30, 2008 | Authors: Lynn B. Bayard; Lewis R. Clayton; Jay Cohen; Leslie Gordon Fagen; Carey R. Ramos
  • Law Firm: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP - New York Office
  • In an important decision applying trademark law to auction websites, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York recently ruled in Tiffany (NJ) Inc. v. eBay, Inc., No. 04 Civ. 4607 (RJS) (S.D.N.Y. July 14, 2008), that eBay is not liable for trademark infringement based solely on its generalized knowledge that sellers might be hawking counterfeit Tiffany goods on its website.