Last weekend we told you about the US government seizing over 70 domain names on which sites were allegedly selling fake or counterfeit goods.
The U.S. Supreme Court has now refused to hear an appeal filed by Tiffany over a 2008 court decision that found in favor of eBay in a trademark infringement lawsuit over the sale of fake Tiffany goods.
By refusing to hear the appeal the Supreme Court is allowing a 2008 Federal court decision in to stand.
eBay points out that they are not actually selling the fake goods, but sellers are doing so on their system and although they are patrolling their system as well as they can, there is still fake merchandise being sold which they are not responsible for
So while the case with eBay do not have identical facts or as the seized domains, this case does seem to have at least a hint of what the sites on the seized domains were allegedly doing doing; the sale of fake goods and/or allowing copyrighted material to be exchanged over its servers or through its system even without hitting their servers.