Win some, lose some

Internet host providers and auction platforms increasingly findthemselves at the centre of claims for trademark infringementbased on sales of counterfeit items on their websites. Two courts – one in France and one in the United States – have recently issued decisions in cases involving eBay, but reached completely different conclusions. In this focus, David S Fleming of Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione examines the long-awaited decision in the Tiffany Case, while David Taylor of Lovells talks to WTR about the issues raised by the French ruling

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