Many surf and skate manufacturers have expressed concern over the counterfeit goods sold on ebay. Skate wheels and trucks are a good example of hardgoods easily replicated and counterfeited. It appears that another industry has successfully stood up to ebay when a court found them responsible for preventing the sale of counterfeit purses.
A French court ruled against eBay recently when luxury retailer Hermes sued over the online sale of three branded bags, two of which were fake. The court ruled that eBay had “failed to act” to prevent the “reprehensible” use of the site, according to Agence France-Presse.