EBay Didn't Infringe Tiffany Trademark: 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (April 1, 2010, 6:39 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has let eBay Inc. off the hook on claims it infringed a Tiffany & Co. trademark through sales of counterfeit goods, though the online auctioneer must face the trial court again over false advertising allegations.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that eBay had not infringed Tiffany's trademark when sellers on its online auction site sold counterfeit goods masquerading as Tiffany merchandise.

Even though eBay knew as "a...
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