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Auction Websites Hang in Legal Limbo


Auction Websites Hang in Legal Limbo

Heavyweights in the online world are weighing in on a lawsuit that threatens to derail internet retailing. The case is being brought by Tiffany against online auction site, eBay...

The latest vocal entrant into the legal debate is the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge and Public Citizen. If Tiffany prevails on appeal, online marketplaces would likely come "to a halt," the groups said in a court filing Wednesday. They urged the appellate court "to reject Tiffany's effort to rewrite trademark law to relieve mark-owners of their traditional obligation to police their own marks, online and off."

Thursday, December 4, 2008
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