Responding to manufacturer's complaints, The Counterfeit Report submitted over 1,000 Notices of Claimed Infringement representing 44.182 fake products to eBay's often touted Verified Rights Owner Program ("VeRO"). The results were alarming.
e-Commerce giant eBay is no stranger to allegations of selling counterfeit goods, failing to adhere to its own policies, crack down on counterfeit goods listed on its website, altering feedback, and making it easy to sell fakes on its website.
Despite last months warning, eBay continues to provide a means to purchase FBI, ATF, and a variety of other replica federal and police badges, and counterfeit identification made to order with the buyer's name and photograph.
eBay User Feedback should provide accurate and valuable insight to the Buyers and Sellers involved in a transaction, allowing each to build reputations that are based on ratings and comments left by their trading partners – but it doesn’t.
eBay faces a credibility crisis for failing to adhere to its own policies, crack down on counterfeit goods listed on its website, altering feedback, and making it easy for counterfeiters to peddle counterfeit goods.
The IACC said Friday it was suspending Alibaba's membership following an uproar by some companies that view Alibaba as the world's largest marketplace for fakes. In recent weeks Gucci America, Michael Kors and Tiffany have quit the IACC.