PLANO, Texas – February 13, 2009 – eBay®, iOffer, sell.com, oh my! With so many avenues available to individuals today to sell their questionable merchandise without sole responsibility of their own website, it can be a daunting task for brand owners to monitor them all. Even more so, it was verbalized by a U.S. District Court decision in 2008 that it is the burden of brand owners to police their own marks and not rely or hold liable, as a whole, auction sites such as eBay®. Most companies simply do not have enough hours in the day to take on such a lofty endeavor. It is this very reason that IPCybercrime.com has taken the initiative to develop a tailored service available now to brand owners wishing to take a more pro-active role against auction site infringers with their “Auction Monitoring” service.
“Auction Monitoring” is a multi-faceted and tailored service as only IPCybercrime.com can offer. IPCybercrime.com will gather and analyze data, take down infringements, and ban sellers of such goods on top auction sites including eBay®, iOffer and Sell.com. Additionally, data collection from exchange sites such as craigslist®, Alibaba®, YouTube® and many others can also be conducted to locate and facilitate the removal of unauthorized items such as counterfeit goods, copyrighted images, video, text and trademarks, as well as keyword spam.