Supreme Court Ends Tiffany-eBay Battle

The Supreme Court has declined to hear Tiffany’s
trademark infringement suit against eBay, meaning the six-year court battle
between the two retail giants is finally over. 

In a lawsuit first filed in 2004, Tiffany charged eBay with
trademark infringement because it hosted counterfeit
Tiffany goods on its site. “Tiffany believes eBay should bear
responsibility for the sale of counterfeit merchandise,” said a
company statement.

But in 2008 and 2010, two lower courts sided with
eBay, noting that the auction site had measures in place to prevent counterfeits
being listed, and took the fakes down when asked. 

The Court gave no reason for refusing the appeal. 

JCK’s past coverage of this issue can be seen here
and here.

JCK News Director