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Rules about intellectual property – overview

Listings or products that infringe on the intellectual property rights of others are not allowed on eBay.

We're committed to providing a safer place to buy and list items, as well as assisting third parties in protecting their intellectual property rights. When someone uses other people’s intellectual property—such as copyrighted material and trademarks—in an unlawful way, it's considered infringement, which is against the law and eBay policies.

Before listing items on eBay, be sure to read and follow our rules below.

Rules that affect what you can list on eBay


The following items are restricted or prohibited because they may infringe on intellectual property or other proprietary rights of third parties. Click each link for more information.

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