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Rules about Intellectual Property – Overview
eBay is committed to protecting the intellectual property rights of third parties and to providing its users with a safe place to trade. Infringement is the unauthorised use of other people’s intellectual property, like copyrighted material and trademarks.
Rules that affect what you can sell on eBay
The following items are restricted or prohibited because they would potentially infringe on intellectual property rights.
Rules that affect how you list items for sale
In an item listing, eBay members cannot:
eBay’s VeRo Programme – Reporting Listing Violations
eBay created the Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Programme so that intellectual property owners could easily report listings that infringe their rights. It is in eBay’s interest to ensure that infringing items are removed from the site, as they erode buyer and good seller trust.
To learn how to avoid having your listings removed because they infringe on third party intellectual property take eBay's intellectual property policies tutorial.
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