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Use of eBay Intellectual Property
Do you have a question regarding the use of the eBay name or logo? Would you like to link from your Web site to the eBay homepage or to a list of your eBay listings? Are you unsure about registering a domain name, which contains ‘eBay’ in it?
The guidelines below will give you an idea of what is and is not permitted. If you have any questions or would like to make a permission request, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The eBay Name
The eBay Logo
eBay Affiliates Programme™
Linking to eBay From Your Web site
Framing the eBay Site
eBay Domain Names
While it has become very popular to register, use and sell domain names (including on eBay), it generally is not permissible to own, sell or use a domain name, which contains a trademark owned by another person or company.
Certain uses of domain names may also subject the owner to additional penalties. In the United States, Congress passed a statute called the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act of 1999, which provides for penalties of up to US$100,000 against persons who in bad faith and without authorisation use, sell, or offer for sale a domain name that infringes another's trademark.
In the Philippines, .ph domain names are registered on a first-come-first-serve basis at The Official Domain Registry of the Philippines. Unlike the United States, there are no anti-cybersquatting laws in the Philippines, but the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy is incorporated by reference into the domain name registration agreement entered into by the domain name holder of a .ph domain name, and provides for a mandatory dispute resolution mechanism where there is a complaint that the domain name infringes a trademark.
eBay Logos and Screenshots
If you have any other questions about the use of eBay's trademarks or other intellectual property, please email us at email@example.com. (Prohibited or Restricted Items should be reported through our Contact Rules and Safety page.)
Violations of this policy may result in a range of actions, including:
For more information about trademarks and domain names, see any of the following sources:
If you have a trademark, copyright, or patent and are concerned about protecting it on the eBay Web site, please read about our Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Programme .
eBay has this policy in order to protect its intellectual property rights and brand name.
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