EBay Loses Bid To Toss Craigslist Trademark Suit

Law360, New York (February 4, 2011, 5:46 PM EST) -- A California judge has rejected eBay Inc.’s request to dismiss a lawsuit by Craigslist Inc. accusing the Internet auction company of trademark infringement and unfairly launching a competing classified advertising website during its purchase of a stake in Craigslist.

Judge Richard A. Kramer on Thursday overruled eBay’s demurrer, which had challenged Craigslist’s third amended complaint in the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco.

The judge gave eBay 30 days to respond to Craigslist’s latest complaint, filed in October.

The two companies also became embroiled...
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