I started an auction a week ago and had it pulled down by egay's VERO program. It was completely authentic and I bought it from a retail store so it really peed me off that I couldn't list it. Anyway, today I was looking around trying to see what's selling and I came across this language in a seller listing for a product known to have VERO problems. I was thinking about using a slight variation on this in my next auctions with problematic items. Thoughts? <<<< NOTICE TO EBAY VERO PROGRAM >>>> Under Fair Use, trademark and copyrighted allows a seller to use the name and a picture of the item they were selling. . International law stands firm on these policies. The Lanham Act specifically recognizes the "fair use" of a company's trademark. The Fair Use Doctrine grants the use of a trademark under certain conditions. Copyright laws: Copyright law, grants exclusive rights to the holder of the copyright. The First Sale Doctrine is an important part of trademark law. The First Sale Doctrine says that once the owner of a copyrighted item sells it, or gives it away, the owner can no longer control what is done with the item. The First Sale Doctrine prevents the copyright owner from interfering with the use, alteration, and subsequent disposal of something bought or received as a present. Fair Use permits others to use a protected mark to describe aspects of their own goods, provided the use is in good faith and not as a mark. See 15 U.S.C. § 1115(b)(4) . The fair use doctrine permits use of a protected mark by others to describe certain aspects of the user's own goods. See Car** Freshener Corp. v. S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. , 70 F.3d 267, 270 (2d Cir. 1995). If in any way this auction is wrongfully ended through a VERO - member, please note the following, ********* will seek economical compensation from the VERO member for: Tortuous Business Interference Negligent Representation by VERO - Member Fraudulent Representation by VERO - Member Outrageous Conduct based on the, First Sale Doctrine and the Fair Use Doctrine of trademarks. All our products are inspected and held to the highest quality possible. You are here by forewarned.