A Welcome Ruling on Online Trading

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In July the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued a long-awaited ruling, which provided some clarity relating to online trade. The decision, which will be welcomed by many brand owners, concluded that internet auction marketplaces such as eBay may be liable for trademark infringements that are committed by users on their site if eBay plays an active role in the use in relation to optimising or promotion of infringing products. The ECJ also confirmed that EU Member States were obliged to ensure they took measures to help end trademark infringements on online marketplaces.

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