Monday, September 13, 2010
District Court Dismisses Tiffany’s Final Claim Against eBay
Tiffany & Co.’s last chance at any kind of legal claim against eBay, Inc. in the long-running contributory trademark infringement lawsuit between the parties arising from the alleged sale of counterfeit Tiffany goods on eBay’s auction website came to an end today when District Court Judge Richard Sullivan concluded that there was “insufficient evidence” to support the false advertising claim that remained after the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in April of this year affirmed (decision here) most of the District Court’s earlier decision (previously blogged here) in favor of eBay. See Tiffany (NJ) Inc. and Tiffany and Company v. eBay, Inc., Case, No. 04-cv-04607 (S.D.N.Y. September 13, 2010). A copy of the court’s order can be viewed here. New stories on the decision from Reuters, Bloomberg, and WSJ. For blog posts on the Second Circuit’s April 2010 decision dismissing nearly all of Tiffany’s claims, see Ron Coleman and Eric Goldman.