EU Court Says eBay Could Face Trademark Liability

EBay may be held liable for trademark breaches on its auction site if it has knowledge of the infringing data, the European Union’s highest court said in a dispute involving the cosmetics maker L’Oréal. The Court of Justice  ruled that, as an operator of an online platform, eBay is liable if it “played an active role” that would “give it knowledge of or control over the data relating to the offers for sale.”