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Intellectual property and the VeRO program
We're committed to providing a safer place to buy and sell items, as well protecting intellectual property rights. Using intellectual property, such as copyrighted material and trademarks, in an unlawful way is considered infringement, which is against the law and eBay policies.
If you’d like to learn more about the laws and regulations protecting intellectual property, see the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website. All buyers and sellers on eBay need to make sure they're following all applicable laws and regulations.
Before listing items on eBay, be sure to read and follow our rules below and our Listing policies.
Rules that affect what you can list on eBay
Rules that affect how you can list items for sale
eBay VeRO Program: Reporting listing violations
We created the Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Program so intellectual property owners could report listings that infringe their intellectual property rights. It is in eBay’s interest to ensure that infringing items are removed from the site, as they erode the trust of our buyers and good sellers.
Here are some of our basic guidelines on what to do:
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