Internet Counterfeit: Recent Divergent Decisions

Law360, New York (December 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- With the advent of the Internet, counterfeiting activities are thriving on a worldwide scale, in spite of efforts to combat such activities made by global online service providers and rights holders. Balancing the interests of every party involved is a daunting task.

Courts in the U.S. and France recently issued decisions in cases involving trademark infringement and other claims made by Tiffany (in the U.S.) and general French tort law claims made by Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior Couture (in France) against eBay.

In each instance,...
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