- Feb 21, 2013
This lawsuit will be thrown out of court. Selling counterfeit items on Ebay is already against the terms of service.
How can Ebay be held responsible for dishonest vendors who sell counterfeit knives?
They do not have the ability or resources to evaluate the origin of every item sold on their site.
Expecting them to do so is absurd.
Unless Ebay is knowingly or negligently letting sellers sell counterfeits and or not taking appropriate actions to disallow them. Especially when things are sold and/or labeled "Clones" or "Counterfeits".
Ebay does have the ability and resources to weed out obvious clones and counterfeits when they are being labeled as such or there is text in the add that says so. Ebay is a massive company that can invest a little time and software adjustment to weed these out.
Now items listed as genuine when in fact they are counterfeits or clones, that is much harder to weed out. But, like someone mentioned above, I don't think that's where the focus of the suit is. If nothing else, this might force or convince Ebay they should be more diligent.