Regulation of the e-commerce marketplace is severely lacking, allowing very profitable online marketing, credit card processing, financing, and shipping services that effectuate the sale of the counterfeit products.
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.