EU, US Grapple With Online Counterfeit Goods

Law360, New York (September 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The growth of Internet commerce has created serious issues surrounding liability for the sales of counterfeit products. Intellectual property owners are trying to effectively protect and enforce their rights, while online providers are trying to avoid liability for infringements committed by users of their sites.

Two recent cases involving eBay, the online auction house, illustrate the fragmented state of law regarding Internet commerce as courts attempt to balance the need to take action to prevent blatant infringement without placing an undue burden on online providers to...
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