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 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 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 website to redirect users to until January 14, 2008.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


My name is Bob Martino, the owner of The best thing that eBay did was sue me for

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