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Rules about intellectual property - overview
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 and our guidelines on creating legally compliant listings.
Rules that affect what you can list on eBay
Rules that affect how you can list items for sale
eBay VeRO Programme: Reporting listing violations
We created the Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Programme so intellectual property owners could report listings that infringe their intellectual property rights. It is in eBay’s interest to ensure that infringing items are removed from the site, as they erode the trust of our buyers and good sellers.
Here are some of our basic guidelines on what to do:
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