badbadmonkey - 3:14 am on Nov 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
It is easy to point at Ebay and be angry that they have made a profit from the transactions but I find it hard to swallow that Tiffany's is really interested in justice and protecting their mark when they don't go after the real offenders... smells like a cash grab not protection of a trademark. If they got I.P.s of sellers, requested ISP to name the holders of the I.P.s and named them as co defendants in the case then I would believe that they are interested in justice.
Maybe eBay should be made to pay Tiffany's for the inordinate amount of time they are no doubt forced to spend trawling eBay processing counterfeit limitations. Why should Tiffany's have to fund the enforcement of eBay's users' compliance with the law?
This argument is nonsense. For Tiffany's to go after every offender is entirely unreasonable. eBay is the clear enabler and a direct profiteer of illegal activity at Tiffanny's direct expense.