Friday, December 21, 2007

eBay gets CoinBay to change to CoinDay


Back on December 5, 2007, eBay sued Florida coin collector Bob Martino, the owner of the CoinBay.biz website, for trademark infringement and unfair competition in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. See eBay Inc. v. Martino, Case No. 3:2007cv06172 (N.D. Cal.). eBay alleged that the CoinBay.biz website name, logo and its "Buy Now" feature infringed eBay's trademarks.

The parties reached a settlement in their dispute with Judge Breyer accepting a final judgment stipulated by the parties. See article in AuctionBytes (link here). Under the settlement agreement, Martino has agreed to change his website to CoinDay and to cease using of the “Buy Now” phrase and logo (instead naming it “Purchase Now”). eBay is allowing Martino to continue to use the CoinBay.biz website to redirect users to CoinDay.com until January 14, 2008.

1 comment:

CoinDayDotCom said...

Hello:

My name is Bob Martino, the owner of www.coinday.com. The best thing that eBay did was sue me for www.coinbay.biz.

This country needs NOT to be Monopolized by a giant like eBay.

This is America! Why not offer a FREE Auction with NO FEES?

Bob Martino
www.coinday.com