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A Dutch court’s decision leaves cause for concern for brand owners regarding online marketplaces' liability for trademark infringement, according to James Tumbridge, Robert Peake and Benedict Sharrock-Harris at Venner Shipley.
The ruling was greeted by brand owners as a long-overdue shift in the law that would require online marketplaces to play a greater role in stemming the tide of counterfeit goods online.
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