EBay, British luxury goods group to discuss counterfeit sales
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 29/07/2008 14:58
Intellectual property lawyers from eBay Inc. and Walpole British Luxury, a group that represents the British luxury goods industry, are meeting Monday in London to discuss ways they can work together to prevent the sale of counterfeit goods online.
The meeting comes after courts in the U.S. and France gave contrasting rulings on the issue of who is responsible for averting the sale of counterfeit goods on Web sites.
"Basically these are exploratory talks because we have two different rulings in two different jurisdictions," said Gavin Davis, a Walpole spokesman in London. "And Walpole just wants to speak to eBay to see what both groups can do going forward."