EBay has been ordered to take stronger measures to prevent cases of certain types of fraud by the German Federal Supreme Court.
All this trouble started with customers selling fake Rolex watches with starting prices under 800 Euros. Whatever happened to caveat emptor?
“The ruling by the German Federal Supreme Court came in an appeal by plaintiffs Montres Rolex SA and affiliates in a six- year-old dispute over the sale of counterfeit Rolex watches on eBay's German site, according to an eBay financial filing.
EBay had won successive court rounds leading up to the appeal before the country's top court. The suit alleges unfair competition. Rolex was seeking an order enjoining the sale of Rolex-branded watches on eBay and damages from eBay.”