eBay Allows Brand-Bullying Says Baguette Seller - EcommerceBytes

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Incredibly FENDI legal representatives are attacking (via VERO) eBay sellers for using the word "Baguette" in their listings.
Apparently (they claim), Fendi own the word "Baguette".
We have approximately (number redacted) "Baguettes" listed on eBay, all properly purchased licensed to Lacoste, with the word "Baguette" printed on the tag.
, are also freely using the word Baguette against any brand that has marketed their product as a "Baguette" and big-time Amazon are quite freely allowing the term "Baguette" to be used against any brand that considers their product to be a "Baguette".
That said, curiously Lacoste are still freely using the word on their website.

eBay Allows Brand-Bullying Says Baguette Seller - EcommerceBytes

Dear Ina, We are an eBay seller of 20 years experience. Incredibly FENDI legal representatives are attacking (via VERO) eBay sellers for using the word "Baguette" in their listings. Apparently (they claim), Fendi own the word "Baguette". We have approximately (number redacted) "Baguettes" listed on eBay, all properly purchased licensed to Lacoste, with the word "Baguette" printed on the tag. Nonetheless, eBay have warned us to remove the offending word. That said, curiously Lacoste are still freely using the word on their website. No one is bullying them, as are DKNY and so on. All major UK retail websites (John Lewis, Selfridges, House of Fraser, etc., are also freely using the word Baguette against any brand that has marketed their product as a "Baguette" and big-time Amazon are quite freely allowing the term "Baguette" to be used against any brand that considers their product to be a "Baguette". But not eBay, they are reluctant to push back on this stupidity, and so sellers are left with an uneven playing field. Crikey, what happens if McDonalds were to claim the word "Hamburger" to be theirs and only theirs? We live in a strange world where the strong like to push down on the small guys trying to make an honest buck. S.
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