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Authenticity disclaimer policy
Sellers should make sure that their items are authentic before listing them on eBay. Sellers may not disclaim knowledge of, or responsibility for, the authenticity or legality of the items they offer in their listings. If a seller cannot verify the authenticity of an item, it can‘t be listed on eBay.
Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.
What are the guidelines?
Members may be able to find out if an item is authentic by contacting the manufacturer or trademark owner directly. For more information, please visit the pages of our Verified Rights Owners (VeRO) program.
You can also read information about trademarks.
The sale of unauthorized replica and counterfeit items is illegal. It's also against eBay policy. Sellers who aren't sure of the legality or authenticity of their items can't sell those items on eBay. This policy helps protect buyers from purchasing illegal merchandise and helps intellectual property rights owners protect their rights.
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