Judge Rules for eBay in Tiffany Counterfeit Case

eBay cannot be forced to police its auction listings to identify counterfeit Tiffany & Co. products, a federal judge ruled in a lawsuit brought by the iconic 171-year-old jewelry. 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.

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